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==Upload a file==
 
==Upload a file==
 
# Prepare the file for upload. Make sure the file is exactly as you want it.
 
# Prepare the file for upload. Make sure the file is exactly as you want it.
# In the [[Help:Navigation#Sidebar|sidebar]], under “{{lcfirst:{{int:toolbox}}}}”, click “'''{{lcfirst:{{int:upload}}}}'''.”
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# In the [[Help:Navigation#Sidebar|sidebar]], under “{{lcfirst:{{int:toolbox}}}}”, click “'''{{int:upload}}'''.”
 
# Click “'''Browse'''” next to the “'''{{int:sourcefilename}}'''” to locate the file on your computer (the name of the “browse” button depends on your web browser).
 
# Click “'''Browse'''” next to the “'''{{int:sourcefilename}}'''” to locate the file on your computer (the name of the “browse” button depends on your web browser).
 
# Change the “'''{{int:destfilename}}'''” to something descriptive, if necessary.
 
# Change the “'''{{int:destfilename}}'''” to something descriptive, if necessary.
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If it is a large file, you may need to wait several seconds for the upload to complete.
 
If it is a large file, you may need to wait several seconds for the upload to complete.
  
== Using Images and File Description Pages ==
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== Using images and file description pages ==
 
After you've uploaded a file, you can use it in an article, with some special wiki syntax to create the link. See [[Help:Images]].
 
After you've uploaded a file, you can use it in an article, with some special wiki syntax to create the link. See [[Help:Images]].
  
Your file gets its very own “File Description Page” within the {{ns:image}} [[Help:Namespaces|namespace]] of the wiki. You should edit this page to provide more information about the file. For example, many public wiki projects are quite sensitive to copyright issues, and so you should explain where you got the file from, and what its copyright status is, on the description page. Any other useful descriptive notes could also be added there.
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Your file gets its very own “file description page” within the {{ns:image}} [[Help:Namespaces|namespace]] of the wiki. You should edit this page to provide more information about the file. For example, many public wiki projects are quite sensitive to copyright issues, and so you should explain where you got the file from, and what its copyright status is, on the description page. Any other useful descriptive notes could also be added there.
  
== List of Files in the Wiki ==
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== List of files in the wiki ==
 
There are a number of special pages to help you view and manage files which have been uploaded. Go to “{{int:specialpages}}” (in the {{lcfirst:{{int:toolbox}}}} on the left) and then see...
 
There are a number of special pages to help you view and manage files which have been uploaded. Go to “{{int:specialpages}}” (in the {{lcfirst:{{int:toolbox}}}} on the left) and then see...
  
 
* [[Special:Newimages|{{int:newimages}}]] - If you just uploaded one, you will see it here.   
 
* [[Special:Newimages|{{int:newimages}}]] - If you just uploaded one, you will see it here.   
* [[Special:Imagelist|{{int:listfiles}}]] shows all of the files
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* [[Special:Imagelist|{{int:listfiles}}]] - Shows all of the files.
* [[Special:Unusedimages|{{int:unusedimages}}]] helps you track down files which might not be needed.
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* [[Special:Unusedimages|{{int:unusedimages}}]] - Helps you track down files which might not be needed.
  
 
See [[Help:Special pages]] for details of the other information available here.
 
See [[Help:Special pages]] for details of the other information available here.

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If file uploads are enabled, you can upload certain types of files to the wiki. This is particularly useful for uploading images, which you want to place on an article, but you can also upload other types of files.

Upload a file

  1. Prepare the file for upload. Make sure the file is exactly as you want it.
  2. In the sidebar, under “tools”, click “Upload file.”
  3. Click “Browse” next to the “Source filename:” to locate the file on your computer (the name of the “browse” button depends on your web browser).
  4. Change the “Destination filename:” to something descriptive, if necessary.
  5. Fill in the “Summary,” if necessary.
  6. Click the “Upload file” button.

If it is a large file, you may need to wait several seconds for the upload to complete.

Using images and file description pages

After you've uploaded a file, you can use it in an article, with some special wiki syntax to create the link. See Help:Images.

Your file gets its very own “file description page” within the File namespace of the wiki. You should edit this page to provide more information about the file. For example, many public wiki projects are quite sensitive to copyright issues, and so you should explain where you got the file from, and what its copyright status is, on the description page. Any other useful descriptive notes could also be added there.

List of files in the wiki

There are a number of special pages to help you view and manage files which have been uploaded. Go to “Special pages” (in the tools on the left) and then see...

See Help:Special pages for details of the other information available here.

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