Uploading and Placing an Image
Uploading an Image or Document
Work with Kathy (or someone in UR) to have your image prepared for web use. If possible, specify the size you would like the final image to be using the image sizes specified in the style guide.We will either upload your image(s) into UMContent for you and send you the name for the image(s), or return the sized images for you to upload.
The following explains how to upload and place an image or document, such as a PDF, in UMContent.
- Open the Content and Media Manager page for UMContent.
- If prompted, enter your User Name and Password and select OK.
- Select the "Type of file" you want to upload from the dropdown menu.
- Select the "Parent website" account from the "Account" dropdown menu.
- Give the image a title. Titles for the Parent site should all begin with "Parent -" in order to make it easier to search for and find Parent site images within UMContent.
- Include a description if you'd like (it's optional).
- Use the "Browse" button to locate your saved image on your hard drive.
- Hit the "Check in" button.
- You should then see the confirmation page letting you know that your image was uploaded.
The Content and Media Manager page.
Placing the Image
- In UMContent, go to the page where you'd like to place the image. Click on the content editor image and put your cursor where you'd like the image to appear. Click on the image icon in the toolbar (the mountain and sun, see Figure A).
- You will get a screen showing the images, documents, and pages available to you in UMContent.* If you've just uploaded your image, it should be at the top of the list. (If not, see "Finding Your Image" in the right column.) Select the image (see figure B).
- Your image will appear in the content editor screen. You will need to add the appropriate code to make your image float to the left or the right and to add a caption. (See the Style Guide for more on image placement and coding.)
- In order to see how your image and caption will look on the web page, save and close your editing page. You may need to go back in and more your image to different locations to make the text wrap around the image in the way you'd like.
* If you're placing an image, it will have "multimedia" in the content ID name. If you're linking to a PDF, the content ID name will contain the word "content," but regular page content is also specified this way, so make sure you're actually linking to your PDF (remember the name) rather than another page on the site.
Making a Link to a Document
If you've uploaded a document, such as a Word doc or a PDF, see the Making Links section for information about how to make your content link to the document.
Use the Content and Media Manager to upload PDFs, too!
Finding Your Image
If you don't see your image in the list right after you've uploaded it, it may be because UMContent is slow. Back out of the image list screen and try it again in another minute or so.
If you need to find an image or document that was uploaded earlier, use the"Search Images & Documents" feature in the Content and Media Manager (see figure C).
- Select what you want to search for in the "Search for" dropdown menu.
- Include as much of the image title as you can remember in the "Partial title" field. At the very least, you should be able to search for images beginning with "Parent-".
To find photos, use the University's Photo Library.