formatting

Is there any way to produce text which has been struck through on instructables?

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


Formatting (headings, styles) doesn't get saved

I spent a lot of time formatting up my instructable to be clear and easily understood. Then, I saved the draft, but when I came back to my draft, none of the changes were there. This appears to be consistent. Try making a draft, format up the text, save it, leave, log back in, and see if the formatting is still there. I'm using MacOS 10.9.3, and Chrome for MacOS, version 35.0.1916.114 The URL I was working on when I noticed this: https://www.instructables.com/editInstructable/edit/EN4U85IHUYLSFIS/step/0 See attached screen shot. All the headings were formatted to H3 headings before I came back to edit this. None of the formatting I added appears to have been saved.

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


Pre-Formatted Text Issues

Hello; Several of our instructables have pre-formatted text in them. However recently this text has stopped displayed properly. It has gone from being multiple lines to a single long line. Is this a fixable issue? Examples: https://www.instructables.com/id/S99CDK8FWS6JUQS/ https://www.instructables.com/id/SAXXIILFSH7EDVM/ The Long line after "The Code"

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


Minor page-layout bug FYI

See image - the string (Moped~Scooter~Motorcycle) does not "wrap" and spills over into the next listing. Probably difficult to fix, but there it is anyway.

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


Bug in code formatting

When I add some sourcecode, select it and format it as code from the dropdown menu, it looks all right. But when I later change something in my Instructable, the code gets messed up and I have to write the whole block again. It's really annoying :(

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


How do I quote formatting characters?

If I want text in an instructable to include characters that normally cause wiki formating magic to happen, how do I quote them ? For instance, if I want to enclose some text in square brackets:[my text](that was done with "preformatted" text. which changes the font and does a "block" at a time. Not what I want!)(couldn't find this in other pages about wiki formatting, either.)

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


Request For Feature: More text formatting options

. As you've probably figured out by now, I'm a big fan of Instructables. Great concept, great implementation, and a fantastic community of users. . I do believe, though, that the lack of text formatting options is holding back a lot of contributors and gives a rather drab look to a lot of iBles. . I understand that there are security and abuse issues with all features, but formatting options such as paragraph indent, tabular/columnar data, &c would be appreciated by the authors and would make the site look so much better.

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


Lifehacker not formatting right in firefox

Recently, for some unknown reason, firefox started displaying the following pages very strangely: lifehacker, io9, and gizmodo. They all have a similar set-up but I can't figure why they don't display correctly. Below is a screenshot of the problem. If further images are needed they can be provided. Any ideas please comment or PM me. Thanks.

Posted by sardines454 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Why are the paragraph spacings in my answers being removed? Answered

I have posted a couple of rather long answers and noticed that the paragraphs had all been jammed together into one long paragraph. The last answer I wrote, I made sure to insert the paragraph spacing, and yet again, one long paragraph. Is this something that is a site issue, or am I missing something?

Asked by Burf 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Problem with Carriage return - spaces in the text box

Using Windows 7, Pro-membership. All of a sudden a few weeks ago I can't get a space between paragraphs in the text box. If I press the source button it works, then as soon as I save it removes all the spaces between paragraphs. Pressing enter between existing text does not generate a carriage return and space either. What's going on? How do I get around this? Is it related to Pro membership features? Thanks for your help.

Asked by sncarter 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Reformatting bugs

I just published an instructable but I'm dismayed to see the autoformatting has made it look pretty rotten. Steps 2 & 3 have wide aspect ratio images and they have been cropped and rendered in very low quality. The autoplay youtube function (where you can make a youtube video look like a gif) no longer works and the aspect ratio chosen seems to be ignored, so you get the black bars even when you do hit play. Any chance this cropping/breaking can be fixed? Thanks.

Posted by makendo 6 months ago | last reply 6 months ago


Why doesn't Formatting work? Answered

 Why doesn't Text formatting work for me anymore? Is it just for pros now? 

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


Pro membership and Instructable formatting

Does the formatting in an instructable, which I create as a Pro member disappear when my Pro membership expires?

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


How to Format a hard drive for DOS or why wont min work like this?

Hi.  I've been trying to install the xbox 360s hard drive files onto another hard drive using code I downloaded and an installer, (Or at least I think that's how It works O_O) The program, however, Runs in DOS and needs the Hard drive to be formatted in FAT to work. I can't seem to get my hard drive to format into FAT for some reason. SO can anyone tell me how to, or if mine is incapable of doing so, The article I read about doing this said some hard drives were not compatible, Why. Thanks/

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


Problems with the formatting of ePubs on Nook Color.

I got excited when I saw the ebooks the site now has. I downloaded a bunch of epubs for my Nook Color. Well, the first problem arose when I put them on the device and saw that most of them just have a random picture from one of the instructables in the book as the cover instead of those nice covers you made. Then I when I get inside the book, you can only see about a third of the cover image (it's way oversized). Also, the text is far too small and can't be change in size and, finally, most of them seem to get to a certain image on a certain page and no matter how many times you swipe to the next page, it's still the same image. You have to actually go to the page search to put it forward. I know it's a new thing you guys are doing, and it's a fantastic idea, but I'm just having huge problems on my device for it.

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


Annoying cursor movement when formatting is used

This bug has probably been documented thoroughly, and nearly every single person who writes an instructable must know it by now. When you use italics or bold (I'm sure there's more) when writing, the moment you backspace it goes to the (most previously written) italicized font and backspaces it instead. When you're still writing the word (or phrase) it goes to the back of the word. For someone who is in the middle of writing a massive instructable documenting nearly everything I know in Microsoft's shell scripting, it's very annoying every time I use italics to distinguish between normal writing and code, only to have to rewrite it after backspacing one of my typos. You can recreate this (assuming it happens for more people than just me) by adding a comment, licking on the rich editor, writing some stuff, write in italics and then backspace. I'm using Google Chrome, and I don't think screenshots would help here. Thanks.

Posted by Prof. Pickle 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


New Editor Header 3 Formatting Bug

I'm writing a new Instructable using the New Editor, and the formatting on my intro page keeps reverting to an incorrect formatting. I start off with one sentence written in normal text formatting followed by a couple of line breaks. Then, I have the word "INTRO" in Header 3 formatting followed by a line break then a line in italicized normal text. After a short while,  the word "INTRO" will change to normal text formatting and the line break will be replaced by a space so that the following italicized normal text line is next to the word "INTRO". I've tried correcting this several times, and it just keeps eventually reverting back to the undesired formatting. I have similar formatting in other parts of my Instructable, but this is the only place I've noticed this change occurring. Before and after pictures are attached.

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


Word formatting on comments

I have been away from Instructables for some time, and I came back, not much has changed after the pro feature was implanted. Which is good. ^^ However, I have a little problem with word formatting, when I tried using some symbols to change the way the words look, they don't work. Is this due to the pro feature? Or am I using the wrong symbles and my memory needs a little refreshing? Thanks! I just chose this picture randomly, I don't know what else to use. :P

Posted by Plasmana 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Instructable steps - formatting has changed - extra characters

My instructable has changed.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Wart-Removal-8211-No-Blood-Little-/ The step title formatting is not what I entered.  I typed in the title but when previewed shows only part of the title with the rest of the title within the text body.  It also has extra text, strange characters showing in the preview screen. When the whole step is viewed it looks correct.  It's in the quick view (cursor over the step) that the problem shows.

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


Option for no auto-formatting

In my recent instructable I was *more than slightly* annoyed that the new editor does simply not what I want it to do. Seperating the Text from some calculations with a blank line? Adding a few blanks to shift things a bit in? Nah, authors don't need that anyway, do they? But we want that! If we put a hell lot of work into quality projects, pictures, writeups, we want to be at least able to do the layout the way we want. Sure, if you're a pro everything can also be done by editing the html code, but the code generated by the editor is compleatly unformatted and definitly not intended to be read or modified by humans. So pleeease do something about this issue. It really bothers me. - nqtronix PS: It does work well in this editor, so where's the issue?!

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


Why does the message system strip all formatting?

So, I've been sending and receiving a bunch of messages lately, and every time I do, all my paragraph formatting gets stripped and my message arrives as an ugly and hard to read block of text. Is there a way to get around this? Does anybody know why this happens? (I wasn't sure where to put this, so I dropped it here. Is there an official area for website questions like this?) ~ Joe, ThePropNerds

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


Math wiki formatting on instructables

Alright Instructables, I fold. It is with a sense of shame that I must ask: Does Instructables have a method (be a clandestine feature or a workaround) to allow a user to enter formatted math text (ex. summation signs, integrals, greek letters even)? In particular, I was trying to get latex to work (I thought I had seen another user do so once) on the wiki, but thus far my efforts have proved fruitless. Anyone out there know a way to do this?

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


Comment HTML formatting, etc.

Re: this thread , I hate to have to say this but I don't think it's the best idea to make a big thing ofd the ability to use arbitrary HTML in comments.  Yes, it's great to be able to go  G o o g l e all over the place, but the lack of source editor for non-pro members actually cripples the editor, including the ability to save the text of a comment with formatting/links etc. and post it later (or just keep it in case the editor screws up and deletes your comment, like it just did to me).  While the point of the pro value-added features is to make people want to go pro and "non-essential but cool" features are probably the best way of doing that without creating resentment, I still suspect the anti-pro regiment like ReCreate etc. don't need another reason to accuse pro members of lording it over the great unwashed.

Posted by PKM 9 years ago


Problem with first page of Instructable

Hi, The first page of my Instructable seems to have been corrupted and has lost all its Carriage Returns https://www.instructables.com/id/RC-truck-robot-conversion/ Anyone have any ideas how this has happened? Don't fancy having to keep coming back to edit it again and again. Thanks

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


most simple yet complicated question you will ever see on instructibles....? Answered

How do you write a reply in bold lettering and stuff

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Published instructable blank line spacing does not match the editor

First image shows the missing blank lines in the published instructable. The second image shows what I actually entered in the editor. I'm on Windows 10, using Chrome Version 46.0.2490.80 m The project with this issue is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Fake-Fire/ I think the reason for the bug is because I want to put a spacing between bullets without creating bullet on the blank line I pressed SHIFT-RETURN instead of RETURN.  Somehow it SOMETIMES mess up because as you can see other lines above and below it works fine. Feel free to contact me if I could assist in debugging / testing.  Thanks!

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


Pizza Contest- new format?

Is this format here to stay? ;-(

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


Software to convert ebook format to other formats?

I want to convert bokks into formats that I can save and read on other devices..Murphies Law ...The book that that I want to buy and read is not in the format uded in my unit's format.

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


Change the format back!!!

Change the format back. Please. the new one is really annoying. plus, the search is lame.

Posted by strato96 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Format Boredom

I'm formatting another computer, and it's taking a bloody eternity. Any ideas on what to do to pass the time?

Posted by BOOM5601 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Email Alert Settings Format Bug

Just found a formatting bug in the "Email Alerts" settings. Picture attached below.

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


How to make exe to formate harddisk? Answered

Please tell me...!!

Asked by hitz99 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Define NTSC and PAL Formats? Answered

I would like to know the difference between  NTSC format  and PAL format  DVD players, both being region free.

Asked by rookie1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Why did the ibles site format change? Answered

 

Asked by acidbass 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Posting formatted code

How do I post properly formatted code with the new editor ? The old one accepted Arduino format cut/paste, the new one mangles it completely. Steve

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


how to format blackberry smartphone?

Asked by syayidduman 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


does "format C: \q" wipe the disk clean without asking you if you want it to, or is it "format C: /q" or something else? Answered

I'm not sure what command in batch will wipe the disk clean without asking you to confirm you want it to do so, I know "format C:" won't do it, but I heard "format C: /q" or "format C: \q" will mange. Please tell me what batch command will do it.

Asked by BlackHoleMan 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Message formatting

I see the PM system has been updated to match the new format of our personal profile pages. Nice. But, can we have the formatting options back?  They do make communication clearer and easier...

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


What native format do FlipVideo recorders create? Answered

Just what it says.

Asked by AlternateLives 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


IBles Text Formatting

===I Think Evryone should have a go at it ! ===Practice On this topicIf you don'tno how visit : Ibles Formating

Posted by poparoo4 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Formatted Text Br0ked

The formatting {{{  }}} feature in the 'ibles seems to be broken and horked.  I'm aware this is known, but man, the instructibles look like crap with the formatting missing.  Any ETA on pouring a bucket of fixage on it? Thanks!

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


How do I format a Write Protected SD card? Answered

I have an SD card and when i plug it into the computer it says "you need to format the disk"  i follow the formatting steps and it says "windows cannot format the disk check that it is not read only" and after trying a few times it said the disk is read-only/Write protected. how do i remove this read-only setting so i can format it, the little switch on the side is off

Asked by chibiwind 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Widescreen Formating

It just occurred to me that the format of the new editor causes there to be a disconnect between the images and the text. Often I'm having to scroll up and down repeatedly to see the image the text is referring to. The format of the editor is predominantly vertical while screens are predominantly horizontal/widescreen (or can be turned). What if the text in an ible was next to the images instead of below? See the image for precisely what I mean. 

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



Scrolling Down While Editing Kills Format Bar

When you scroll down the page while editing,  the formatting bar hits the top of the screen and it floats as you scroll down. A second formatting bar opens on the right. Both quit working as soon as the formatting bar starts to float. Sometimes the right one works, mostly not. On my laptop with Window Vista, both on Firefox and Internet Explorer On my desktop with Windows 7, on Firefox 29.0.1, Internet Explorer and Safari. I'm working on a draft "Amped Floor Lamp"

Posted by Dean444 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


notepad program that can automatically format pc when opened?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How would I grow a giant crystal formation?

I have a 3 foot height by 1.5 foot width rectangular container of which i intend to grow a crystal formation in.  Does any one know how? That wont be toxic and wont dissolve?

Asked by puregoldner 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Instructables formatting

The 2.0 version of Instructables has slightly different formatting than 1.0. We've based it on the wiki used in Edgewall's trac. We like it, and hope you will too. The most useful thing for people is probably links.Example:[https://www.instructables.com/ Instructables]Display:InstructablesThe full formatting documentation is here. Not everything is implemented yet, but we're getting there.

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


new format for pages ?

What is going on with the new format for the different pages?  All I can find is featured "ibles" with large pictures, wheres the zeitgist, recent, popular etc that used to be on the main page of each section (ride,outdoors,offbeat,green,life,etc etc?) Am I overlooking something? Is it just MY computer?

Posted by l8nite 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How can I change the import format for my FLIP camera?

My FLIP always imports video as MPEG and I always have to change my format manually. Can someone tell me how to change the import format for my FLIP camera? PS When I try to install FLIPShare it says I need to scan and fix my FLIP camera! Please HELP!

Asked by chanman789 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago