OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

IMCE

How do I add an image to a node?

Before You Start...

You will want to ensure that your images are properly prepared.

  • No spaces in file name.
  • Image is optimized for the web.

Why does my image show in Preview but not in View?

This is most likely due to a space or some other non-alphanumeric character that is present in your file name.

How do I link a file to text in OSU Drupal?

Before You Start...

You will want to ensure that your file is properly prepared.

  • No spaces in file name.

How do I edit a link to a file in OSU Drupal?

Before You Start...

Before linking a file, you will want to ensure that your file is properly prepared.

  • No spaces in file name

Why can't I upload large files into my file browser?

OSU Drupal 6 has an 8MB upload limit for files that are to be uploaded through the User Interface (UI) into the File browser.

How do I upload files into Drupal?

There are actually two different ways a user can upload files into an OSU Drupal site:

  • Via My Account
  • Via any linking tool used in the TinyMCE text editor

How do I embed a PDF file into a Drupal node?

It is possible to embed a pdf so that the pdf is actually a viewable graphical object versus just a link.  Unfortunately this method requires that the PHP Input Format is used, which means:

  • Authors will not be able to edit this content - either an Advanced Author or Administrator must
  • The rich text editor will not be available for use on future edits so whomever edits this content would have to understand HTML, at a minimum.

To embed a file, it must first be available within the file browser.  Please refer to the FAQ How Do I Upload Files Into Drupal, provided below, for instructions on how the different ways to upload a file into your file browser.

Why doesn't my Captivate video work in Drupal?

The directory that your files get uploaded into has some fairly strict security restrictions on it.  Executable files…files that perform some type of activity when clicked on/launched…can be used to inflict some damage both on your site as well as on your users.  So, the sites/default/files directory and any of it's subdirectories do not allow for file execution.  This presents a problem for flash video, which relies on an embedded javascript player to control the video.