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Instructables Editor Answered

The instructables editor has two annoying bugs:

(1)

Text high-lighting does not show when writing an Instructable ... it only shows in the preview screen. It should be WYSIWYG.

(2)

If you decide to take a break, before publishing your instructable, and click the "You" button, your only option is to "Logout" ... all of the other options such as "Instructables" are masked by a floating window. It's a real pain to have to log back in ... is there a (hidden) screen option that I can't see?

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markdesilva
markdesilva

1 year ago

How do I get the advanced editing buttons on the editor? I only have the basic ones and everytime I need to do a <pre></pre> or <sup></sup> I have to switch over to HTML mode and then switch back. Is there a way to get all the editing buttons on my editor? Thank you.

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lingib
lingib

Reply 1 year ago

There is a drop-down "Format" tab (2nd symbol on the left) when editing.

I gather that the "Code" option surrounds highlighted code with <pre></pre> but I've never had much success ... it seems to surround each line of the code with <pre></pre>.

This may have been fixed but I find it simpler to cut & paste the code into the HTML editor and manually add the <pre></pre>.

Try support@instructables.com ... they are really helpful

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markdesilva
markdesilva

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks for the tip! Didn't even realise the "code" option was there. Seems to work fine now, I highlight what I want and use the "code" option and the whole block is enclosed within the <pre></pre> tags. Or I can click on the "code" option and the box appears for me to type into it directly, which works too :)

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tomatoskins
tomatoskins

Reply 1 year ago

I've given you access to the HTML editor so you can use those tags. Click the </> in the top left corner of the editor to access the HTML editor.

Troy (tomatoskins)
Community Manager

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markdesilva
markdesilva

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you, I already had access to the HTML editor, I was talking about the other buttons like the ones shown here

Picture of Adding, Deleting and Reordering Steps

But I understand this was the old editor? Anyway, I'll just use the raw HTML to add what I need.

Thank you! :)

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lingib
lingib

2 years ago

I thought that highlighting text and clicking the "bold" button, as in a word processor, would highlight the text?

The "bold" button must be working as the text is bold in in both the preview mode and the finished ible. May be it's a Chrome thing?

Thanks for the heads-up on the overlay problem :)

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mmmelroy
mmmelroy

2 years ago

(1) how are you highlighting text? if i'm using the html editor and use <mark></mark> i see the text highlighted in the editor, in the preview, and in the finished ible

as for the overlay on the you menu while in the editor (2) we have a fix for that coming down the pipes to be deployed soon.