Adding Images

NOTE TO USERS OF OPEN Y 2.4+

This documentation is not up-to-date if you are using Open Y 2.4 and later.

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Adding Images with the Open Y Text Editor

Open Y allows you to upload and embed images directly into a block of text, either from your computer or from the Open Y media library and browser.

Uploading Images

  • To add an image, click on the image button in the text editor toolbar.
  • Make sure you’re on the “Upload Images” tab.
  • Next, either drag your image into the upload area or click the button to select an image from your library.
  • Name your image, tag it, and write your alt description.
  • Hit “Save” to go through to the next step.

Adding Images from the Media Library

  • To add an image from the library, click on the image icon in the text editor toolbar.
  • Next, click on the tab that says “All Images”
  • Name your image, tag it, and write your alt description.
  • Hit “Save” to go through to the next step.

Sizing and Floating Your Images

After you save your image to the media library, a dialogue box will appear, giving you some additional options for embedding your image inline.

  • Entity Name simply refers to the name of your image, which you provided on the previous screen.
  • Display as allows you to change the size of the image display without the size of the original image.* By default, Open Y comes with Full, Half, and Link display modes
    • Full means your image fills the area where it’s inserted
    • Half mean the picture is half the size of its area.
    • Link outputs the image as a simple link to the picture.
  • Link to wraps the image in a link so that when users click on it, it goes to another page.
  • Align allows you to float an image to the center or either side of the page.
  • Caption outputs a caption below the image.

When you’re ready to embed the image, just click “Embed.” You can also click the back button on the bottom to choose a different image.

If you want to make changes to the image you just embedded after you’ve added it, double click on the icon, and the “Embed media” dialogue will appear.

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