A few problems uploading Olympia Lab Poster
I noticed something that might be kind of a bug.
I have a lab poster to upload.
The poster was given to me as a .PPT.
I used powerpoint to convert it to .PDF
I then used “Upload Content” to upload a “PDF with Preview”
The end result is kind of bizarre.
As you can see, the PDF preview is larger than the browser window. I suppose the lesson learned is that the feature should not be used for “unconventional size” PDF documents – it may work just fine for normal 8.5 x 11 print size PDF documents.
I do appreciate there’s a preview for the poster – what might need to happen is the preview is scaled automatically to the browser window?
Also I think the types of content for “Documents and Media” might need some additional instructions in terms of what exactly a person should upload to it.
The options for now are:
The problem I had was that after uploading a GIF, there was no “document preview,” but there was an option to download.
I’m thinking my use of this content type was a bit of overkill – I could have just gone to https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/node/add and added the GIF there.
I think that “Posters” might be a good fit here since they are an odd file type and they are very similar to “Presentations.”
I just tried to add the Poster as a “document and media” but it seems to have failed because it is 108 MB and the limit is 100 MB.
There was not a warning for why it failed – if possible might be worth adding that on to save some frustration for editors down the road.
Anyway just some quick thoughts to share before wrapping up work today.
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