How to Embed a File to Your Instructable

So, when you click what looks like an awesome Instructable you
are then disappointed that they have no instructions to follow.This can be changed, not every modeller needs photos instead they can upload a file people can then download and use for instructions.

More awesome models are being uploaded on this site and even I get disappointed when they have nothing to follow. So lets get started.

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Step 1:

All you have to do is get some modelling program and learn how to use it, make your thing and then imbed it as instructions!

Step 2: File Time!

When you want to add a file you need to click the paperclip button near the "add step" button.

Next you will have to click where it says "upload file". Then click "browse". Then select your desired file and hit upload, wait until it says done and then look up on the top bar and you should see it.

After you have done that you will have to make sure it did it, click the "full preview" button near the "publish" button. You will have to scroll down to the step where you inserted it and you should see the file there. You are done! Good job, the file I have attached is an 1x1-bit picture (in Lego) of a Lego man.

This is the Instructable that inspired my "remix"

Please vote for me in the contests I have entered, I so want to win the camera, I am currently using a HTC desire for photos and a camera would be so awesome.

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    6 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Be warned - certain file types will be disallowed by Instructables for download.

    Oddly, I found one of these to be WORD documents (.DOC or .DOCX)

    It'll let you upload it, and all looks fine - it even lists the file - but you can't download it. For files like this, simply ZIP the file so it's now a .ZIP of the original .DOC, and people can now download it.

    Always test to see if Instructables will allow you to download your file after it's uploaded, or you will have some very confused and unhappy instructites.

    4 replies

    I would also like to point out that it's EMBED, not imbed. I am sure everyone knew what you meant, but I feel that if we are here to teach, then we should to our best to present like teachers.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    We think of it in a similar matter; You learn something everyday unless your dead!

    Today, by your standards is definitely not wasted!!