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Tutorial - Add Images to a Page

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  • Add an image or figure

    Figure Template: add this first

    • Choose EDIT from the top black taskbar.
    • Click after the words spot to insert FIRST Figure Template:
    • Select ELEMENTS.
    • Choose TEMPLATE, then
    • drop down to Template: AddFigureCenterCenter (or another figure template).
    • INSERT TEMPLATE.
    • From the "Copy and paste image here" spot, continue to next set of instructions.

    spot to insert your FIRST Figure Template:

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    Copy an image from Libretext

    • Click on the "Copy and paste image here" spot on your Figure Template above, then
    • select ELEMENTS, then choose IMAGE.
    • Chose the BROWSE tab.
    • Use + on "Page Editing" to see the pages.
    • Use + on "Some Images" to see the images
    • Choose an image  
    • Select OPTIONS to enter or modify the Alt tag
    • SAVE IMAGE; you can resize the image in Libretext.
    • You can add a caption in the Figure Template.

    Copy an image from your computer

    • Have the image saved on your computer; a png file is fine (other formats may work as well). Use a clear, descriptive name for your file.
    • Add a Figure Template as described above just below the words spot to insert your SECOND Figure Template.
    • Click on the "Copy and paste image here" spot on your Figure Template below, select ELEMENTS, choose IMAGE. 
    • Chose the ATTACH FILES tab.
    • Use CHOOSE FILE  to browse to get your image.
    • Select OPTIONS to enter the Alt tag
    • SAVE IMAGE; you can resize the image in Libretext.
    • You can add a caption in the Figure Template.

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    Important Notes

    It is possible to just copy and paste an image with or without the figure template.  However, there are benefits to using the figure template and the image command that include ADA considerations, CSS, and printing considerations.

    In ALL cases, be sure to add a meaningful alt tag to your new image or figure.  This can be done in the image properties dialog when adding a new image under OPTIONS or in the HTML mode.  You can also always modify the alt tag of an image by right-clicking on the image (in EDIT mode) and going to image properties.  Alt tags on images are an important part of making your text accessible.