Help:Uploading

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"Help!" you say to yourself. I want to upload a file! How do I do that?

The easy answer...Go to the sidebar -- upload file


To upload a file and link to an uploaded file (Word document, Powerpoint slides, etc.) on a wiki page:

  1. Choose Upload file.
  2. Locate and upload file (okay to ignore warning about size).
  3. Right click on the file name.
  4. Choose Copy Link Location.
  5. Go to the page in which you want to add the file.
  6. Edit and paste the link into the page:
    http://eldwiki.lib.ucdavis.edu/images/d/da/Chempropertysources.xls
  7. To display a descriptive file title rather than the full URL, add the new name to the end of the URL as below:
    [http://eldwiki.lib.ucdavis.edu/images/d/da/Chempropertysources.xls Chemical Property Sources]
    this will display as: Chemical Property Sources
    OR
    Add 2 brackets, the word Media, a colon, the file name, a pipe, the title, then 2 closing brackets:
    [[Media:Chempropertysources.xls|Chemical Property Sources]]
    this will display as: Chemical Property Sources
    OR
    To link to a file with the full URL display, simply paste the link into the page:
    http://eldwiki.lib.ucdavis.edu/images/d/da/Chempropertysources.xls
    this will display as: http://eldwiki.lib.ucdavis.edu/images/d/da/Chempropertysources.xls
  8. Click "save page" to save edits.

Watch a short video (~25 MB .swf file) showing the steps outlined above.