Can't Save my Instructable!

Hey all! I'm having a problem saving my Instructable, every time I save or it autosaves, it gives me an error like the one in the screenshot attached. It's only started giving that error recently, before which it was saving fine. I'd really appreciate some help! I'm using Google Chrome Version 45.0.2454.101 m on Windows 10 Thanks!

Posted by Satyavrat 2 years ago


Why doesnt my steps save?

Okay, so I've been trying to complete this instructable but everytime I try to click "save and preview", it keeps going back to the "edit" and doesen't save the step. Even though I've also put a title to the step it still says "This is a required field". What should I do?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 10 years ago


If label hangs off edge of image, save button doesn't work

In the new editor if you have a situation like the attached image where you create a label near the edge of the screen, when you click save it thinks you have clicked outside the image and moves to the next image instead of saving. The workaround is to save it further to the left and then drag it into position. Windows 8.1 update, Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 m

Posted by Microbe 4 years ago


How to Save Electricity

Saving Electricity: How to Save Electricity Welcome!I've always hated "How-To" guides which don't explain why a certain tip works, or how well it works. Sometimes a topic is just as mysterious after you read the guide.My guide is different.In all honesty, this guide is a bit simplistic, but it does have a nice description of why there's no point to worrying about surges when electronic devices are powered up.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Automatic save feature wasting a lot of time and energy

While I was writing a lengthy instructable my parts list step was somehow pasted to every other step erasing what I had previously written.  I had already saved my work before this so I thought I could just go back to my previous save.  Too bad my work was automatically saved.  This feature is terrible.  Please get rid of it, we all know how to use a save button. I suppose the actual bug was in my one step being copied over every other step wasting a ton of my time.

Posted by Spaceman Spiff 6 years ago


Instructable text not saving

I have written text for my instructable a couple of times. Each time the autosave says it saved it just a minute ago or whatever. But I found out that you have to manually hit the "Save" button before the "Publish" button, or all my changes were lost. This happened to me a couple of times. What about adding an alert, if an author has added text, asking if they want to save first because text has been changed? The autosave is NOT adding the new text to the instructable, which breaks my heart after all the work I put into it.

Posted by susanrm 7 years ago


favourite button

Hi :0) I've gone "pro" but can't see a "favourites" option on the Instructables. Please help. Thanks :0)

Posted by porcupinemamma 9 years ago


Ever saved a guys life??

Well have you? I did write a big long thing about the four times I have, but me computer crashed so I can't be arsed to type it out again. Anyway the other day at work, I'm a bin man(garbage man)by the way, me and another crewmen were working on the back of the dust cart when my bin came back down so I turned to put it back on the curb, as I did my mate still had his back to the traffic, I saw a big nasty van screeching towards us, so I grabbed him by his neck/face and dived on the grass verge, narrowly missing getting squashed to death by two pieces of machinery, which smashed together quite horrifically. Theirs no doubt that if I was stood were I was I wouldn't be typing this now. Anyone else had something like this? I had a load of pyro stories but as I said I can't be arsed to type um out again.

Posted by Mr Slippy Fist 10 years ago


ERROR 404

I GOT THIS IN MY INSTRUCTABLE WHILE GOING TO NEXT STEPWe're sorry, the URL https://www.instructables.com/id/EP4SJ7HFMMCZ3A3/&stepId;=SW9XH3MFMMCZ3AG is either incorrect or no longer available. If you followed this link from outside of one of our sites, we'd appreciate if you'd let the owner of the referring page know. If you followed it from within our sites, or if you believe you received this message in error, please send e-mail to webmaster@instructables.com and let us know that you got error 404 looking for https://www.instructables.com/id/EP4SJ7HFMMCZ3A3/&stepId;=SW9XH3MFMMCZ3AG which was linked to on page https://www.instructables.com/edit/?instructableId=EP4SJ7HFMMCZ3A3&stepId;=S2BF1CEFMMCZ3A2

Posted by Dipankar 9 years ago


The '+' signs disappear in my image tags after saving and closing the page

Hi, When I add an image tag (or whatever they are called) on my images with some text on it, the site does not always save those as it should. I especially experienced this problem when having the '+' sign in the text. After saving, closing and reopening my browser, the + sign is replaced by a space. I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 with cinnamon. Is there anything i can do to use the + sign in my images? Thanks in advance.

Posted by White-Tea 4 years ago


Save Instructables in a Folder

Hi, I am not sure if this has been suggested before.  I have been a member for years on this site and find the projects fantastic.  I have even built some!  I am always coming across instructables that I want to try and spend a lot of time on the site surfing and coming across great projects.  I would like to see a feature where we could add an instructable to our own "favourites" list so that we can manage them and go back to them and build them without having to add them to the web-browser favourites.  This way, we can keep a list of those 'ibles that we intend coming back to inside the website.  Perhaps we can even share that list with other users.  Just a thought. EJB

Posted by Eviljonbob 7 years ago


Instructable shows my latest reversions sometimes then reverts to old version then back agains

I have a feeling I am doing something wrong since these are my first Instructables. After publishing successfully, I am having the following issues: - I made additional changes to content of Instructables then republished. Sometimes I see the latest version, sometimes it reverts back to previous one. I cleared cache time and again but to no avail, so I am not sure it's the cache.  - I tried to reorder the slides associated with my latest Instructable then saved/published but one slide is stuck in its place and wont move to another location.  - Comments appear then disappear. I am thinking its related to same issue as my first. Not sure.  What am I doing wrong?

Posted by techbitar 6 years ago


Once more soup! (otra vez sopa!) FIXED FIXED FIXED

While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.

Posted by rimar2000 5 years ago


new browser editor not saving

After working in the new editor in Browser i spend about and hour working and found that nothing actually saved. i was pressing the save button very often while working. Than i mentioned it was not showing the "saving..." and "saved" logo next to it. Really frustrating. i am using chrome on osx 10.7.5  when i reloaded the page it began to save again

Posted by bastl-instruments 4 years ago


Automatic Standby Switch

I stumbled upon this little gadget...and thought I'd share it with you all. It seems like something that a lot of you could make pretty easily. The concept is simple, it plugs into the wall, and your device plugs into it. As soon as it detects your appliance/device is in standby mode, it cuts the power. Just a simple way to save the power that your junk sucks in when you're not using it. As NachoMahma pointed out to me, one big improvement would be automatic reset. Anyways, if someone wants to give it a shot, i'd love to see the instructable on it.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago


Can't embed VIMEO code in VIDEO INSTRUCTABLE, can't enter contests

Hi, I am trying to create this VIDEO INSTRUCTABLE: https://www.instructables.com/id/ETCXMR0HMEXSW8C/ but I can't get the page to save the VIMEO embedding code ( Frankenstein Mad Science Lab - film set build from damian zuch on Vimeo.) ALSO: I tried to enter this in the Halloween Decoration contest but I get this message: "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." The dates are right, I don't know what's wrong? Thanks DAZU

Posted by damianzuch 4 years ago


Set Promoted Items Saving Not Saving

After rearranging the items for "set promoted items" and then pressing Save, "saving" occurs to which occurs for an infinite amount of time ie it does not appear to work. Best wishes and all, thx. 

Posted by TVMiller 1 year ago


BPLED - The Energy Saving Search

BPLED - The Energy Saving Search> http://www.bpled.comSave Energy using a dark background

Posted by hoque 9 years ago


My notes not saving!

OK I try to put notes on my pictures and they're not saving it just says saving your note but I left it for at lest an hour and it still did not save it just kept saying saving your note? Help?I have  done  notes on an  windows internet explorer on an   windows xp.

Posted by TSC 7 years ago


Energy Saving Link

Can you check the link to the Energy Saving Guide? It's pointing to the contest page. Thanks! --Kent

Posted by kentiler 9 years ago


Need help saving

I need to save a program to my flash drive at school, but it won't let me save it, it says the operation has been cancelled due to effects in place by the admin. how can i save stuff?

Posted by abun1991 11 years ago


saving instructable pages

How can i save instructables pages and keep the tags on the pictures?

Posted by rocker9455 10 years ago


Attempting to save:

Had trouble saving within image notes...just got a "400 error" and an endless loop...had to go back, and lost work at this point. Also when saving question...does not work....so had to publish without saving, without previewing???

Posted by Creativeman 9 years ago


Heeelp! Can't find saved instructable I was writing

I've started an I'ble and saved it but can't find it anywhere... Thanks!

Posted by perec3 1 year ago


Editor not saving step when reordering

In the editor, for an instructable, a step that would otherwise be automatically saved is NOT when you click 'Reorder steps.' all progress on that step since the last save is lost. 

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 6 years ago


EDIT TEXTS

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

Posted by gonzalorojoaguirre 6 years ago


Is there a "favorites" or way to save projects?

I may be a moron, but I can't figure a way to mark posts that I'd like to save for later. Is that capability part of the site yet? Thanks

Posted by lokipie 11 years ago


ADD KEY WORDS DOES NOT ACCEPT AND SAVE

Will not acknowledge or save key words - will, therefore, not let me proceed beyond "ADD KEY WORDS"

Posted by marlowe93 3 years ago


"no-show" bug: Slideshow not displaying images

My slideshow has the "no-show" bug: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Billboard-that-Ruined-Christmas/  FYI: it seems to be the result of saving the slideshow and the slideshow not displaying the latest saved version of the pictures. For example in the slideshow mentioned above, I saved it before uploading any pictures. In past slideshows, I've made a slideshow, uploaded images, saved it and uploaded more pictures, re-saved it, and had the slideshow not display any pictures beyond those uploaded before the original saving.  

Posted by mrcrumley 8 years ago


Saving favorite instructables

Is there any way to save or bookmark my favorite instructables? If not, could this be added? It would be a great service on this site. Eric, thank you for a most useful and sometimes entertainig website. graywoulf

Posted by graywoulf 9 years ago


Saving search words?

I can't save the search words I am using windows, no idea what number https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-ergonomic-Cycle-Truck/

Posted by Prodromal the professor 4 years ago


Can't find my saved in-progress instructable?

Hi, I spent time writing up a portion of an instructable (a lot of time).  I clicked the save button, and it indicated it was saved.  I've searched around my account page and can't find anywhere to get back to it so I can continue editing it.  Help anyone?  This seems silly, but I can't find a link anywhere.  (I found some threads about finding published instructables, but not about finding those that are saved, but not yet published.)  Thanks in advance!

Posted by Modustrial Maker 1 year ago


PDF support

Hi I observed recently there's no any link to save some jobs on PFD! Is somethinh really incovinient!!!! Usually i save the PDFs and then i read them if I like to make the DIY work. Can you put back the save option in PDF? simcerely Agis68

Posted by agis68 5 years ago


"preview" in this forum "saves"

When reporting this bug and editing the Topic multiple times, I saw there is a "preview" button when doing changes. I expect this button to Show a preview and then a "save". But it saved immediately. I am truly amazed I find 4 Bugs in my first day of using this Feedback forum. Whoa.

Posted by LeoS31 2 years ago


"shortcuts" not being saved for my account

I am unable to save any of the five shortcuts in my settings page. i can choose from the five drop down menus, but clicking the save button is of no avail. i can right click any of the other links on that page and the menu shows: open, open in new window, save target as, etc., etc.. but right clicking the save button only shows: refresh, refresh full page (or something similar), etc.,etc.. am i missing an entry or part or a what? any help would be etc.,etc..  

Posted by ojait 8 years ago


Save button not working

It won't let me save a Photos instructable, and it will not lets me upload pictures in the instructable uploader, I have to upload via my library. This means I cannot publish, please help!

Posted by TheFoofinator 7 years ago


instructables keeps saving

Hello, I have a current problem with creating an instructable. Right now the draft keeps saving. this means I can't go to another step but I can add photo's and text to the page I am currently on. If I create a new tab with instructables he sees only the beginning of my draft which is a shame since that means I need to make the instructable all over again and I was very far. I am using chrome internet browser on a windows laptop I was simply saving what I had wrote down and now it keeps saving for already an hour and I can't do a thing.

Posted by leon2772 2 years ago


Auto Save in editor randomly breaks

This is been going on for a few weeks, Ill be typing away and the auto save will kick in and then just keep spinning. Once it starts I lose all  of my text or photos etc. The only work around it is, to copy all my text, shut down the editor reopen it and paste it back in..... if i notice it not saving. It does it randomly but once it spins longer than 5 seconds or so, it just keeps going. Im using a mac book with firefox 43.0.4 anyone else having this problem?

Posted by liquidhandwash 2 years ago


im trying to update my profile and when i click update profile it doesent save ???

Im trying to update my profile and when i click update profile it doesent save ???

Posted by goeon 9 years ago


Free 'Save Our Dogs" window-door Sticker

Just sharing a really nice 'save our dogs' sticker to fellow pet owners, found this while unpacking some boxes in my archives (read garage), enjoy !

Posted by patron_zero 6 years ago


Old version remnants are saved as "unpublished"

After publishing my latest I'ble, twelve saved versions of it are still stored as "unpublished" in my account (see attached screenshot) Can I throw away these unwanted, unpublished i'bles, without deleting the published mother-i'ble? Y.

Posted by ynze 7 years ago


Image notes not saved

I thought I post here after having posted this a question. It's rather just a bug report to tell what system I'm running so the admins know. The image notes don't get saved and the circling thing indicating that the page is saving the comment just goes on forever. My PC is a laptop (about 3 years old) running Win7 64bit with the current IE (not the latest beta one).

Posted by Mike73 7 years ago


New editor: saving issue; images problem

I'm working on and instructable using the new editor, but it doesn't stop saving, well, it doesn't stop saying it's saving. When I go to a new tab and open the same draft, my changes aren't saved yet. When I work on it on the old editor, I can't add a new step.  I'm going to restart safari in a few minutes, but I still wanted to post this under bugs. I'm using a Mac OS X 10.8. Oh, and another problem, I can't upload images to forum topics or comments, I have to open a draft, save the images to my library, come back to the forum topic/comment before I can post it. But, since my drafts aren't really working at the moment, I can't add a screenshot.

Posted by emilyvanleemput 4 years ago


note saving not working

When i try to add a note to a picture it wont stop loading Mac Mini Running 10.6.6 Mac os X Safari

Posted by dombeef 7 years ago


How do I get back my saved but un finished instructable?

I had 2 steps done to my first instructable. I saved it a few times. But How do I get it back so I can keep working on it.

Posted by artmule 9 years ago


Instructables collaboration not working

Hi I have a group of students trying to make a Instructable with the collaboration option, we are finding that things are not saving, Posibly the auto save is playing games. students are all using macbooks and chrome, safari, and firefox. photos text and, steps keep disappearing. please help

Posted by liquidhandwash 4 years ago


Can't save instructables when I write them on my Ipad

When I make a new Instructable on my Ipad, it lets me write on the forms, but when I hit the 'save now' button nothing happens.  If I navigate away from the submission form, I lose all of my text.  I've started three instructables on my ipad, and none of them have shown up in my unpublished instructables page. When I do it from my desktop, it saves just fine.  -Tara

Posted by Tararoys 7 years ago


Won't save embedded video

When I save my article, the embedded videos disappear.  They aren't saving for some reason. Is there a glitch with the site today? I'm using Safari on iMac.  I've tried closing and re-opeing my browser.  Tried re-starting the computer.  I've even tried starting a new instructable, but it's the same problem. Never had this problem before, so thinking it's a bug? Is anyone having the same issue today?

Posted by The King of Random 5 years ago


Can't save text or divide text into seperate steps when writing an Instructable

Spent most of my 'free' time Saturday trying to write an instructable. I'm in step by step mode. I can add steps. I can title and add pictures to each individual step, but any text I add appears in all steps and doesn't save when I save the instructable. Sounds like maybe a problem with my Internet settings?

Posted by zerochance 6 years ago


An hour and a half gone.

I just lost an hour and a half of work, because I trusted this website a little too much.  I was starting up some directions for a project I want to do, and my computer lost the wireless connection. I clicked "save," and the page did two things. First, it completely crashed, saying it could not update. Two, this idiotic "Updating" frame came up, that BLOCKED me from being able to copy and paste the material that took all that time to put together. I know you guys can't control everything, and that it's not your fault my wireless router is stupid, but you really, REALLY need to get rid of that "Updating" splash that blocks us from being able to access what we just wrote.  I know now I'll get comments on here saying, "You should save more often, moron." Yes. I should have. I should have written it first in Word as well. In fact, there's a lot of things I should have done. I guess I'm spoiled by autosave utilities.

Posted by awilliamwright 6 years ago