During the review/publication process for one of my previous articles, How to Embed Screenshots in Posts
, the Page Editor, lherrou
, brought to my attention a new EE feature – the ability to upload files into My Personal Knowledgebase
(MyPKb). Furthermore, when those uploaded files are images, they may be embedded in questions, answers, and articles. In fact, all of the screenshots in this article were embedded from MyPKb
. Beyond just images, you may embed other file types, which I'll discuss toward the end of the article.
I considered adding a section about this methodology to my previous article, but decided that it is worthy of its own article. In addition, an objective was to keep the previous article brief.
This article assumes that you already know how to capture screenshots
into image files (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.) via techniques such as the PrintScreen key (captures all monitors), Alt-PrintScreen (captures just the focus window), the Snipping Tool (built into W7 and W8), Snagit (a popular commercial product from TechSmith), Greenshot (a free, open source product published under the GNU GPL), etc. If you don't know how to capture screenshots, please read my previous article
, as well as the two articles it references in its first paragraph.
So, you now have an image file that you'd like to embed in a post (or article). Here are the steps to do this utilizing MyPKb:
(1) On the right side of any question (including a New Question), click the Workspace