(:Summary:Contains the 'action' links (like Browse, Edit, History, etc.), placed at the top of the page, see site page actions:) (:comment This page can be somewhat complex to figure out the first time you see it. Its contents are documented at PmWiki.SitePageActions if you need help. :) * View * Edit * History * Print

(:nl:)!! Editing Your Personal Wiki Pages

Here are basic instructions for logging in, adding your email address, and attaching files to your personal wiki page.

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Logging In to Edit Your Personal Wiki Page

Go to you personal wiki page and select the '+@@Edit@@+' link in the top right corner of the page.

You will be taken to a login form.

Your login name is '+@@student@@+' and the password was provided in class. If you have forgotten the password, please contact me.

After logging in you will be taken to the page editor for your personal wiki page. There is a set of icons across the top of the text editing area for simple formatting, and there are some additional instructions below the text editing area.

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Adding Your Email Address

The first time you edit your personal wiki page, please put your email address at the top of your page. (NOTE: The wiki uses an encryption service to hide your email address from spammers, so your email address will be safe from unwanted harvesting.)

Login to edit your personal wiki page. See the instructions above.

When you open your personal wiki page you will see '+@@hidden-email@@+' and what looks like a garbled email address near the top of your page:

Select and delete this encrypted text and replace it with '+@@@@+' and your email address. It should look something like this, only with your name and email address:

When you save your personal page the wiki software will automatically detect the '+@@@@+' tag and your email address, and it will encrypt it for you. The next time you edit your personal wiki page you will see '+@@hidden-email@@+' and your encrypted email address in this location.

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Attaching a Downloadable File to Your Personal Wiki Page

Login to edit your personal wiki page. See the instructions above.

Once you are in the text editor for your personal wiki page, move your cursor to the location on your page where you want to insert a downloadable file. Do ''not'' use this method of attaching image files (e.g., .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG files) - see the next section for how to attach image files. Downloadable files are usually .PDF, .DOC, or other document formats.

Once the cursor is where you want to attach a downloadable file, select the '+@@Attach@@+' icon in the text editor toolbar.

It will insert some placeholder text at the current cursor location. Replace '+@@file.ext@@+' with the name of the file you want to attach to your page and '+@@link text@@+' with a brief description of the downloadable file.

There are some requirements for the filename: * All attached files ''must'' have an extension (e.g., .DOC, .PDF) otherwise the wiki software cannot detect what type of file it is, and it will ignore your file. * Filenames cannot include spaces. * The wiki software is case sensitive, so it thinks that '+@@FileName@@+' and '+@@filename@@+' are different files. * Please put your initials at the ''beginning'' of the filename (e.g., DH_filename.pdf). * Please use a filename that reflects the deliverable you are attaching (e.g., DH_wireframes01.pdf).

It does not matter what the name of your file is on your personal computer, because when you upload that file to your personal wiki page, the wiki software will automatically change the name to the filename you type here.

All student files are uploaded to a shared student location for this wiki, so you will be able to see the filenames of all of your fellow students. It is important to put your initials at the beginning of all of your files. The wiki software is not smart, and if you upload a file with a name that is the same as a file already uploaded (yours or even someone else's), it will simply overwrite the previously uploaded file, and it will ''not'' give you a warning.

Please be careful to use unique filenames with your initials to avoid accidentally over-writing your own or other students' files.

Save your personal wiki page and exit the text editor.

See the instructions below for how to upload a file once you have attached it your personal wiki page.

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Attaching an Image File to Your Personal Wiki Page

Login to edit your personal wiki page. See the instructions above.

Once you are in the text editor for your personal wiki page, move your cursor to the location on your page where you want to insert an image file. Do ''not'' use this method of attaching downloadable files (e.g., .PDF, .DOC files.) Image files are usually .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG formats.

Once the cursor is where you want to attach an image file, select the '+@@Attach with Thumbnail@@+' icon in the text editor toolbar.

This will insert a long set of text at your cursor:
'+@@%thumb%[[Attach:image.jpg | Attach:image.jpg"description"]]@@+'

You need to make three (3) edits to this: * Replace ''both'' instances of '+@@image.jpg@@+' with your image filename. * Replace '+@@description@@+' with a brief description of the image you are attaching (e.g., "Dave's Wireframes 1".) Your description should be within the quotation marks.

When edited properly it should look something like this:

There are some requirements for the filename: * All attached files ''must'' have an extension (e.g., .GIF, .JPG, .PNG) otherwise the wiki software cannot detect what type of file it is, and it will ignore your file. * Filenames cannot include spaces. * The wiki software is case sensitive, so it thinks that '+@@FileName@@+' and '+@@filename@@+' are different files. * Please put your initials at the ''beginning'' of the filename (e.g., DH_filename.jpg). * Please use a filename that reflects the deliverable you are attaching (e.g., DH_wireframes01.jpg).

It does not matter what the name of your file is on your personal computer, because when you upload that file to your personal wiki page, the wiki software will automatically change the name to the filename you type here.

All student files are uploaded to a shared student location for this wiki, so you will be able to see the filenames of all of your fellow students. It is important to put your initials at the beginning of all of your files. The wiki software is not smart, and if you upload a file with a name that is the same as a file already uploaded (yours or even someone else's), it will simply overwrite the previously uploaded file, and it will ''not'' give you a warning.

Please be careful to use unique filenames with your initials to avoid accidentally over-writing your own or other students' files.

Save your personal wiki page and exit the text editor.

See the instructions below for how to upload a file once you have attached it your personal wiki page.

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Uploading a File After It Has Been Attached to Your Personal Wiki Page

After you have attached a file to your personal wiki page and exited the text editor, you should see where the file will appear on your personal wiki page after you have uploaded it.

Notice the small triangle at the end of your filename. This indicator means that the wiki software knows you want to attach a file at this location, but that the file has not yet been uploaded.

Click on the orange filename link on your personal wiki page to upload that file.

You will be taken to the file upload tool. Notice that the filename you attached on your personal wiki page already appears in the '+@@Name attachment as:@@+' box. The wiki software will automatically rename the file from your personal computer to this filename when you upload it, that way you can always be sure that the filename on your personal wiki page matches the filename of the file you upload.

(NOTE: If you change the filename in the '+@@Name attachment as:@@+' box then the file you upload will be given that name, and it will ''not'' match the filename on your personal wiki page. If you upload a file and the triangle icon still appears next to the filename on your personal wiki page, then there is probably a mismatch between the filename on your personal wiki page and the filename of the file you uploaded. You can either change the filename on your personal wiki page to match the filename you uploaded, or you can try uploading the file again, only this time make sure that the filename on your personal wiki page matches the filename in the '+@@Name attachment as:@@+' box on the upload page.)

Use the '+@@Browse@@+' button to find the file on your personal computer. Once you have located the file you want to upload, the upload page will show the location of the file on your personal computer and the filename it will be given when it is uploaded.

Now select the '+@@Upload@@+' button to start the transfer from your personal computer to the class wiki.

Once the file has uploaded you will see a confirmation message.

There is a 1.5MB size limit on each file you upload. If you get a "File Too Large" error, you may: * Optimize the file to make it smaller, * Post multiple smaller files (e.g., break a PDF into multiple sections and upload each individually), * Send me the large file via email, and I will post it manually for you.

Remember that the wiki software will not allow you to upload executable files (e.g., .EXE), zipped files (e.g., .ZIP), or document source files (e.g., .PSD, .AI, .INDD), because executable and zipped files might contain malware, and source files are usually too large to upload.

Once your file has been successfully uploaded, go to your personal wiki page, and make sure that it is now properly attached and available.

If the small triangle no longer appears at the end of your downloadable filename or if a thumbnail of your image file appears on your personal wiki page, then the attachment and upload has been successful. Congratulations!

If you have difficulty and cannot successfully attach a file to your personal wiki page, please contact me.

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