Editing Instructables

I submitted one instructable for contest. I want to edit one correction. If i edit, is my instructable disqualified from the contest?

Posted by Bhawya 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


EDIT TEXTS

I can not save mi texts in "step by step"  

Posted by gonzalorojoaguirre 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Editing problems.

When trying to edit the text in the instructable I haven't published yet, the text in the edit box in all of the steps is the same thing. Why?

Asked by UrbanNinjaOokami 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


editing instructables

If you have already published an instructable and want to edit it, do you have to re-publish it to make the changes appear in the published instructable?

Posted by ilikepie22 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


International Editions

I just suffered a minor coronary looking at the cost of text for the next semester, and was wondering if anyone here had experience using international editions for engineering courses, It would be nice to trim my cost from $600 to $300 but I don't want books I can't use.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


PARTY! Edit!!!!

Okay! I got an idea for a party topic, all knexers allowed, and cool bas3 wanted me to post it, soooo! YEAH! OKAY! THIS IS A PARTY! Post all the spam you like, and for sure put up your guns in here! COMMENT A LOT! I WANT THIS TO BE GOOD! I am the host. GO CRAZY!!!! Remember, we need:  spam guns links comments FUN! There is now a buffet table!!!

Posted by Seleziona 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


unable to edit instructable

When i try to edit one of my instructables, the edit page comes up, but it is greyed out and a little timer bar with the word "updating..." appears. it doesn't go away after waiting a while (more 10 mins.). am i missing something?

Posted by angler 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


HOWTO edit a comment

I am a relatively new member. I just posted a comment on an Instructable.  After posting, I discovered that I had made an error of fact. My question is: Is there a way to edit (one's own) posted comments after the initial posting?

Posted by easy-does-it 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Not able to edit keywords

I misspelled a keyword and another keyword pairing I want to delete. The edit and keyword button appear but when i click on it, nothing happens. I have tried 3 browser all with Java enabled and still nothing. Anyone have ideas? If it helps, this is the instructable => LINK

Posted by kieshar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Suggestion: Editing Comments

Hey, I got a suggestion for Instructables: allow comment editing. It just sucks that, if you comment, you notice you made a typo, and thus want to edit it, but the only way by doing so is deleting your old comment, leaving a (removed by author or cumminty request) behind.

Posted by Sorunome 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Problem editing steps

Hi there. I'm having difficult recently trying to edit my instructable. When I try to edit any of the steps, it goes to save the intro even though I didn't edit it and the screens fades a bit to save. I can see the progress wheel turning, but it never stops. I pulled up the Error console and it gave me this: JavaScript - https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 Inline script compilation Syntax error while loading: line 6 of inline script at https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 : Expected token: ')' aterials that I used:Building supplies" Cardboard (thick) Make sure it is rigid" Cardboard (thin)" -------------------------------------------------^ JavaScript - https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 Timeout thread: delay 10 ms Error: name: SyntaxError message: Statement on line 495: Syntax error stacktrace: n/a; see  opera:config#UserPrefs|Exceptions Have Stacktrace I have no idea what any of this means. I tried on Safari,  Firefox and Opera and all three gave me the same problems. The instructable in questions is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Transformers-Soundwave-Costume/ Thanks for looking into this.

Posted by Incrxtc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


edit instructables comments

Hi everybody Is there a way to edit posted comments on instructables? (yeah, I know I should use the preview button) but once the comment has been posted how could I edit it? I hate to find an error once it's posted and the only way to edit it is by deleting and re-post the comment. Sure I could copy & paste but then my links are gone and I don't want to search through websites again to reconstruct what could be a simple edit.

Posted by lowercase 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Editing my instructables

Hi all, for some reason whenever I try to update my instructables it always says "theres been a problem updating your instructable. please refresh this page." then I refresh the page and it says the same thing. Got any ideas? 

Posted by DELETED_professor awsome 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can't edit Collection

Hi, I made a collection (https://www.instructables.com/id/useful-stuff/ ) that can not be edited or unpublished. I addition, the graphical feedback after trying to add something was quite misleading by showing a green checkmark along with the error statement (see image below) Sorry for crossposting the topic to the FAQ section (in https://www.instructables.com/community/How-to-edit-my-Collections/ ) - I now realize that it must be a bug. I also tried to reproduce the error by making a new collection with the same content. However, this new collection can edited and unpublished without any problems. Any ideas? Best wishes, Lars

Posted by ljohann 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Unable to Edit Collections

Well, long story short, I can't edit my collections at all. I get this 'error, something happened' screen and it doesn't matter what device or browser I use. I know this issue has been brought up before but it hasn't been worked on since. Hopefully a few more drops in the bucket will convince the techs to look into it or at least respond with 'we're working on it'.

Posted by thousand-man 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Unable to Edit Collection

I have a Windows Vista Computer, and am using the Firefox browser. For some reason I'm not able to edit the Survival themed collection I have published. When I click on the edit button on its page, I get the error screen. I also can't add instructables to it directly from the page of the instructable I want to add. It keeps giving me errors, and I've tried several different instructables with the same results. The funny thing is, All my other published collections are still working fine. Can you please help me with this?

Posted by Diamond Dragon 4 years ago


Editing an Instructable will not display

1. What Operating system the device you are using, if its a computer, that would be linux, windows or mac (or freebsd etc) for mobile it would be android, iOS, windows mobile. Please also include the version number. Ubuntu Mate 17.04 and Windows 7, all operating systems 2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number Linux Chrome Version 58.0.3029.81 (64-bit) 3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Garage-Door-Opener-with-streaming-vid/ 4. Screen shots of what happened if available  After saving only middle 4 lines are saved.                 AuthType Basic                 AuthName "Restricted Content"                 AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd                 Require valid-user         5. steps to reproduce, this will be one of the most important pieces of information as it will enable us to do the same thing and find a fix. See number 4

Posted by pber 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Movie Editing Software

So we all know the Windows Movie Maker suxs! so Im looking for a movie editing software for xp that can handle stuff like green screening The program needs to be free

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Video Editing Software

Anybody know of any free video editing software not WMM I need to cut and paste video and record into it also please help,

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Movie-Editing Software?

I've been getting into short film recently and I'm looking for some movie-editing software. I want something that:works on Windowsis free/open sourceis easy to usehas a good amount of useful featuresI like iMovie, but I'm not spending the money on a Mac.Help?

Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Problem in editting instructable

Hello! Recently an Idea struck my mind and I wanted to post an i'ble for it. So, I  started making it But I encountered a problem.Against each component(as seen in below) I gave a link.While editing when I clicked on preview everything was aligned properly, but when I saw the full preview it looked like such a mess! What shall I do? Is there Any solution for it?

Posted by pranjal12 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Video Editing Software

Hey everyone....I recently acquired a digital video camera and am looking for software to capture and edit. I don't need something like FinalCut - it just needs to be able to grab stuff off my camera and have basic editing capabilities. Any recommendations on something sub $50.Normally, I'd just use windows movie maker :P Unfortunately, its acting up (can't view any previews) and reformatting is not an option at the moment :P

Posted by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can't edit collection

I published a new collection.  During the time it took to publish it, I got "an error has occurred".  Now when I go into the collection and hit edit or try to add an additional page to the collection, I get "Something unexpected happened! If the error keeps occurring, file a bug report!"

Posted by mlarussa 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


edit my profile

I'm trying to add my picture to my bio but I have no idea where the photos I've uploaded are going!  They seem to just disappear.  Help!

Asked by Schawately 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Adding/editing Tags

I'm new to Instructables and just did my first instructable yesterday. I published, but now I'd like to go back in and edit the instructable TAGS. I can't seem to find WHERE to do that. Any help is appreciated - thanks!

Posted by smileee2 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Editing entries in contests

From time to time people ask if it's OK to edit their Instructables after the contest has closed for entries? The concern being that it could be seen as cheating. The answer is YES, oh absolutely YES, you can edit as much as you want whenever you want. If you can clean up your Instructable, add more useful detail or information, or add a video, then go for it. There are a couple of reasons for this. The big reason is that the project itself, whatever was built or done for the entry, is not going to be changed by these edits. Any change will be to the presentation of that project. Of course, we also don't recommend publishing and entering an Instructable that is in disarray and making it whole over the next couple of days. It's always helpful for you to make a good first impression. The other reason that we're fine with edits is that we want authors to see each Instructable as a living document. If you realize that some information is incorrect or could be clarified, then you should be free to go in and make a change whenever you want. Many of these changes are brought about by comments from others right after publication and we don't want to hold you back from that. So I hope that clears things up for authors and if you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask away in the comments.

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cannot edit instructable

When I go to continue my step-by-step instructable, instructables has this gray rectangle that says: "Updating...", and I can see the things that I did popping up, but everything is there (I think...?), and the little rectangle is not going away... What's going on here???

Posted by soldeir 9 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Outernet Edit-a-thon

Hi all, I just wanted to share this event from the outernet project (outernet.is), which is building a free satellite library for all of humanity. In partnership with creative commons, they are looking for free or open licensed content in every language, or people to translate existing resources. These resources, continuously curated, will be down-streamed via satellite to the whole world. Also, do you think this idea is more/less/differently practical than internet.org's mission? http://editathon.outernet.is/

Posted by Half-Life 3 years ago


Slinghammer Bullpup Edition

Because I had some time on my hands last Saturday, I decided to revisit my Slinghammer (A.K.A. the R1), but instead of just rebuilding the old gun, I decided to make it "bullpup operated." This version, the Slinghammer BE (Bullpup Edition) is more powerful, arguably more accurate, gets better range, and is less piece consuming that the first and second version. But, all of these advantages come at a cost. The Slinghammer BE does not have a adjustable stock, it is not as cool looking as the second Slinghammer version, and it is not as easy to load as the first version. Features: - Looks O.K. (IMO) - Accurate up to 80 - 90 ft. - Great ranges: 100 - 120 ft. - Modeled after the SRv3 - Very comfortable handle - Really comfortable stock There you have it. I thought that I would just let you guys know what I am working, what I'm keeping busy with, etc. Also, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW POLLS ON MY SITE. Find them here. -The Red Book of Wesmartch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


EDIT: Robin's Gadgets?

I'm working on a Robin cosplay, and I need some kind of wrist-computer set up for my iPod touch. Hopefully something fairly simple, since I really don't have much experience with nor access to major equipment. Any ideas? EDIT: Also, I still need some of the Boy Wonder's various gadgets and such. They'd mostly be just for show, but having at least some kind of decorative functionality (i.e. lights, sounds, lenses, etc.) would be nice. All opinions and ideas are very much appreciated!

Asked by Numbuh1Nerd 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Xbox 360 (edited)

So I got an xbox 360 elite for Christmas.  I set up my xbox live account and already have 75 gamerscore lol. My xbox 360 gamertag is "InvariantMedal".  I'm not a serious player, but I am decent at games when I master their controls. I'll post pictures of my xbox setup in my den later on.  Maybe tomorrow.  What's your setup look like?   *EDIT- 3/18/10*  Don't expect to see me on live for a while.  Some asshole broke into my house and stole my 360 and other game consoles.  I did manage to get 2615 gamerscore before my 360 got stolen.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


MyKeepon Ziggy edition

Hi, Its my moms birthday coming up and shes totally obsessed with this dancing orange blob thing known as zingy. http://beatbots.net/project/zingy/ Zingy isn't commercially availiable and neither is the similar Keepon Pro which has similar sort of movement but there is a toy version called  My Keepon: http://mykeepon.com/ I have ordered one (Arriving Monday) and wondered if anybody has any ideas on: 1. what a good material to make some zingy like eyes would be 2. what possibilities there are for colouring rubber to dye it orange 3. how easily deformable rubber is (to get the "quiff") Cheers, J P.s. Apologies if this is in the wrong section, first post although I have been lurking for years!

Posted by jrhe 6 years ago


interface changed.. cant edit anymore

I see that yesterday the 'you' interface has changed and coincidental i cannot edit any existing instructable anymore.  Just get a blank screen that remains  loadingsomething wrong???

Posted by diy_bloke 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Disappearing text when editing instructables

I'm in the middle of writing up an Instructable, and twice now have had to completely rewrite steps. The circumstances each time were identical: 1. I added an image to a new step. 2. I added text to the step. 3. I added another image to the step. 4. The text vanished as the new image appeared on the step. I'm using XP and up-to-date FF4. Update: Frequent use of the "save" button doesn't work. I just typed up the last step of my Instructable, hit save, added an image, and the text disappeared again.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Editing possible after publishing?

I really think there should be a FAQ for such basic questions, but I couldn't find one sooo... Wondering if it's possible to edit your instructible after you publish it?  Or is it possible to retract it (delete or unpublish)?

Posted by ceremona 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Bug: Unable to edit instructables

I am unable to edit instructables. When I try to, It gives me a totally blank page, and the browser proclaims it is done loading, even though it doesn't display anything at all. I'm running FF V 3.0.8 on Ubuntu 8.10

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to convert or edit video?

I just have bought a video editting software,but when I use them to convert the format what i want,there is something wrong,I don't know how to settle it,can you give me some advice?Thank you in advance!

Posted by solinda 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


"updating" when trying to edit

Hi, When I try to edit my instructable the page loads but the screen stays grey and it says 'updating'. If left it continues to stay this way. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks! Hi, I have worked it out! For anyone wondering: I was using Firefox and it worked when I tried it on Internet Explorer. Thanks for all your help!

Posted by hlkhfoef 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Can't Edit my Instructable!

I recently started work on an instructable for the upcoming Halloween contest. It was not finished so I saved it and attempted to continue it it today. when I hit the edit button I got the following:ERROR 500: java.lang.NullPointerExceptionExceptionjava.lang.NullPointerException at com.instructables.webapp.instructable.LockingEditInstructableAction.prepare(LockingEditInstructableAction.java:69) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:163) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:276) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:211) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:70) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)Please help.

Posted by marc92 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can i edit a instructable on mobile app??

Can i? 

Asked by FreePvp 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Clicking the "Edit" link from an instructable leads to blank page

I have to go to you>instructables>published (or unpublished) and select "edit" there if I wish to edit an instructable of mine FF 3 in Ubuntu.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Unable to edit image-free steps of Instructable.

I had great difficulty finishing off my latest Instructable. It's 8 steps, and I had all 8 written, but only images on seven of them. When I tried to edit the final step and add an image, the editing page froze.  When I clicked on the step with no image, I got the "saving" spinner, which spun for a few minutes, and then it went back to the first step (not the intro). I tried re-ordering the steps, moving the image-free step to step seven temporarily, but it still froze when I clicked on the image-free step. I eventually had to delete the step completely (using the re-ordering tools) and re-create it from scratch. Bug experienced on up-to-date Firefox and XP and on slightly out-of-date Linux and FF.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


ERROR 500 when trying to edit iBle or send PM

. C&Pd; this after clicking Send to reply to a PM. First line is the same when I try to edit an unpublished iBle (rest may be the same, not sure). Been happening a lot.ERROR 500: org.hibernate.exception.DataException: Could not execute JDBC batch updateExceptionorg.hibernate.exception.DataException: Could not execute JDBC batch update at org.hibernate.exception.SQLStateConverter.convert(SQLStateConverter.java:77) at org.hibernate.exception.JDBCExceptionHelper.convert(JDBCExceptionHelper.java:43) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:249) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:235) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:139) at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractFlushingEventListener.performExecutions(AbstractFlushingEventListener.java:298) at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultFlushEventListener.onFlush(DefaultFlushEventListener.java:27) at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.flush(SessionImpl.java:1000) at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.managedFlush(SessionImpl.java:338) at org.hibernate.transaction.JDBCTransaction.commit(JDBCTransaction.java:106) at com.instructables.transaction.TransactionHandler.invoke(TransactionHandler.java:117) at $Proxy13.sendReply(Unknown Source) at com.instructables.webapp.edit.ComposeMessageAction.process(ComposeMessageAction.java:130) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.process(ActionServlet.java:178) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doPost(ActionServlet.java:124) at com.instructables.webapp.edit.EditServlet.doPost(EditServlet.java:173) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:154) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:211) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:70) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)Caused by: java.sql.BatchUpdateException: Data truncation: Data too long for column 'subject' at row 1 at com.mysql.jdbc.ServerPreparedStatement.executeBatch(ServerPreparedStatement.java:665) at com.mchange.v2.c3p0.impl.NewProxyPreparedStatement.executeBatch(NewProxyPreparedStatement.java:1723) at org.hibernate.jdbc.BatchingBatcher.doExecuteBatch(BatchingBatcher.java:48) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:242) ... 27 more

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is it possible to edit answers and if so how? Answered

I've been poking around but there appears to be no way...but if there is I would love to know.

Asked by Xenel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When you edit an instructible do you loose all of your vews and your comments?????? Answered

I am thinking about editing my instructible and i am wondering if it looses all of its vews and steff. plese help!!! :2(

Asked by henster22 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


not working

hi i cannot git my instructables  to edit or publish it  just look like loading. it work fine yesterday

Posted by kerinlove 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Editing a published ible

Is there a way to edit an already published ible so that it doesn't keep getting autosaved as changes are being made.  I can just imagine somebody loading one while I've got a paragraph all in pieces figuring out a better way to word something. I know you can unpublish something, but would that cause it to lose all its comments and views?

Posted by walter.warren1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Can't add project instructions

I am probably doing something wrong, but when I try to add instructions in the edit window all the words go away once I save and get out. Also, when I add instructions, then add a step, the instruction from the first step is in the edit window.  If I change the danything in the edit window it gets changed for all steps. Can you tell me  what I'm doing wrong? Thanks

Posted by JorIsa 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


"You're not allowed to look at that"

I recently did a big edit to an existing project*, and during the edit I set the instructable as "private" (I was spending a couple of evenings on it, and didn't want it seen in the mid-edit mess). Yesterday, I tried the same with another project**, but when I hit the button to make it private, I got a pop-up telling "You're not allowed to look at that". Any chance of a fix? *https://www.instructables.com/id/Cuboid-Globe/ **https://www.instructables.com/id/FidgetCube/

Posted by Kiteman 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago