FAQs

How do I embed images on a page in my Enterprise site?

Embedding Images

Make sure you followed the instructions to upload your file to your enterprise site library before following these instructions.

  1. Navigate to the page in which you want to insert the image.
  2. In the Body field (where you put in your written content), place the cursor where you want the image to appear.
  3. Click the Media Browser button in the formatting bar. The Media Browser button looks like a picture of a mountain and says "Media Browser" when you hover over it.
  4. In the window that pops up, select the Library tab.
  5. Double-click the image you would like to insert. This will take you to a screen where you can choose your image size using the "Display as" dropdown. The image will resize as you choose different options so you can see what it will look like when embedded. 
  6. Choose the size you want, and press submit.
  7. Follow the steps below for adding alt text.

Adding Alt Text

Every image must have some form of alt text. If you did not add alt text when uploading the image, then you'll need to add it after embedding the image, using one of the options below.  

If the image is just for decoration, follow these instructions to add null alt text to the image:

  1. Click on the image to select it (the image should be highlighted after you do this).
  2. Right click on the image. Mac Users: Use the "ctrl+click" option with your keyboard/mouse (you can also use the two-fingered click on your trackpad).
  3. Choose "Image Properties". A new window will pop up. If it doesn't, repeat these steps.
  4. Enter a space (using the spaceboar on your keyboard) in the Alternative Text field. This will cause screenreaders to ignore the image, so is only appropriate for decorative images that don't serve a functional purpose. 
  5. Click Update

If the image serves a purpose and is not just for decoration, follow these instructions to add purposeful alt text to the image:

  1. Click on the image to select it (the image should be highlighted after you do this).
  2. Right click on the image. Mac Users: Use the "ctrl+click" option with your keyboard/mouse (you can also use the two-fingered click on your trackpad).
  3. Choose "Image Properties". A new window will pop up. If it doesn't, repeat these steps.
  4. Enter the alt text in the Alternative Text field. Check WebAIM's entry on alt text for more information on choosing the appropriate alt text description. 
  5. Click Update

Wrapping Text Around the image

Follow these instructions if you want your writing to flow around the image:

  1. Click on the image to select it.
  2. Choose the Style drop-down menu.
  3. In that menu, choose either Image Float Right or Image Float Left, depending on where you want the image to appear on the page.

Working with Other File Types

If you want to embed a video, please follow the instructions for embedding videos on your Enterprise site.

If you are working with a different file type (such as a PDF), follow the instructions for linking to files.

For additional support, email ucomm-support@pdx.edu