Files and images have to be transferred onto the server if you want to use them in your ConPresso articles. This transfer procedure is called "upload". Use the ConPresso function “Upload files” in ConPresso's workspace.” to transfer several files onto the server in just one step. Click on the entry “ ” in the menu “ ”. This will open the view “
Like a couple of other functions, uploading files is reserved for users to whom users with the roles of "Administrator" or "Superuser" have assigned the appropriate rights. For those who have not been assigned these rights, the following entries are not available.
Like explained in Section 1, “”, a user with the role of "Administrator" can set a limit on the size of uploadable images and files. Usually the configuration of the webserver limits the capacity of the function “ ” to a maximum of 2MByte. Under certain circumstances, however, the webserver's administrator can alter this value.
When you are uploading files you can specify whether these files should be made available in the currently selected, active rubric, in all rubrics or in article-templates. Just click one of these corresponding radio buttons:
The option “Available in this rubric (rubric name)” is selectable if you have chosen a rubric previously. Mark this option to make the files you are uploading available for articles you are creating in this rubric only.
Choose the option “Available in all rubrics” if the files you are uploading should be available in all rubrics.
Choose this option if you want to use the files you are uploading in article-templates.
The administrator has defined the number of entry fields for selecting files to upload available in the view “Upload files”.
Click on the button “” to search for the file you want to upload to the server on your local computer.
When you have found it, mark that file and click on the button “”. The file's path will be displayed in the entry field beside the “ ” button. If you want to upload several files, just repeat these actions and use the other “ ” buttons available.
Click on the button “” to transfer the files you have selected onto the server. This procedure might take a while depending on the speed of your internet access and the size of the files you are uploading. While ConPresso is uploading these files it identifies whether they are images or other file formats and processes them accordingly. When the upload is finished ConPresso displays a message confirming the upload and listing the basic data of the files (e.g. file name, size) transferred.
ConPresso is a Content Management System and manages the contents of your project. It is not an image-editing programme that you can use, for example, to change the size and dimensions of an image with. You will therefore have to check and edit the quality, dimensions, file format and file size of an image before uploading it to ConPresso. The quality of the images you use is decisive for the first impression your project makes. Ideally images should have good quality and a small file size. As these two objectives are contradictory you will have to find an acceptable compromise.
Please note that you can only upload image formats that can be used on the internet. Usable files have the file extensions *.jpg, *.gif or *.png. Images in other formats will not be identified as images by ConPresso.
If you publish an article containing a file, please bear in mind that the visitor of your project needs to have the appropriate software to open the file. Therefore you should preferably use the most common file formats like *.pdf, *.doc, *.xls, *.exe, *.pps, *.zip , etc.