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Integrate the right justified picture step into the text capsule

  1. Jerrico Usher profile image61
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    I wonder if it would be possible to add the "add a picture" feature into the text capsule. I do alot of pictures to the right of my text but the extra step of adding the picture capsule sizing it moving up up from the bottom of the stack gets excruciating. If you could allow us to edit the text and add a picture that automatically sizes and integrates to the side of the text this would save us alot of work! I find writing my hub is very easy, takes about an hour, but the inserting of pictures and capsules is the part that takes me several days. IN segmenting my article into paragraphs with subheadings this isn’t so hard, but then I have to go grab the photos in a separate step and with another two steps to put it on the side of the text (right aligned) its time consuming. If we could just click edit in the text capsule and a tab was added for adding a right justified picture, then some radio buttons for size and text box for caption this would really help us out and we can take all those wasted steps and consolidate that time into more hubs.. I have 6 I'm working on now and I'm losing so much time with this photo step.

    I realize we can format in advance, click add text capsule then photo then text and so on but when I go back I often add text then need a new text capsule and photo and so on and as my page becomes a bit long I have to add capsule (only choice is at the bottom of the stack then excruciating step to move it up) and I lose patience with all this extra work.

    Second idea/ helpful tip

    1.  Add a "Move to top" feature in the capsule ordering panel, so instead of having to drag the bottom one to the top (sometimes we want to add the text or picture capsule near the top but its an irritating process to drag it up, if we drop it and scroll it can get lost as the title of the capsule only shows up after you exit editing and reopen (a refresh instantly feature would be nice too). this gives us an easy way to orient our added capsule so its added on the stack in the closer section top third down or bottom third up etc..

    I find If I can just bounce the new capsules to the top its only a few steps to insert it to the top half of the page where as dragging it manually from either the page itself or the ordering panel both take a lot of patience and the frustration inhibits my creative spirit

    Solution 1.  The add text add picture etc.. is a long bar utilizing only half the space of the bar, for the title so an easy solution would be cut the button in half and make it two buttons/picture links, side by side one for add capsule to the top of the stack, one for add to the bottom of the stack this would be an instant fix to this problem (and all rockyou.com type sites use this feature for you to organize your picture order for the slide show)

    Simply add the functionality to add to top or bottom of stack instead of ONLY bottom

    adding the picture that we want to right justify with the text is a popular feature and integrating it into the text capsule itself can save 4 valuable time saving steps (and frustration)

    I hope you consider this as I’m sure many Huber’s are experiencing the same frustration.

    Jerrico

  2. Jerrico Usher profile image61
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    doesnt someone want this feature?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, no.

      If I were a programmer at HubPages Inc I'd be feeling pretty good about having a Picture Capsule that can be used with the Text and other capsules. Both inline and inset.

      Adding picture functionality to a Text Capsule would be very low on my priority list.

      Being a user of HubPages I don't see that clicking and dragging an extra capsule all that time consuming. Indeed the few seconds it takes to do it does give me time to consider whether I'm better off using the Picture Capsule as a header (like I do in http://hubpages.com/hub/fonts) or inset. But for the most part I have my content typed up in a Notepad text doc and organised into capsule sized chunks ready to go.

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image61
        Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        it is time consuming, I have to drag the photo capsule from the bottom to the top/middle, then click reorder which takes a minute (and Im on a 10 meg/s connection) how can you say this is useless when it would allow you to put your picture in at the same time as your text? that makes no sense to me

        1. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Where did I say anything was useless?

          1. Jerrico Usher profile image61
            Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            my mistake I think I just interpreted hastly sorry.. but the dragging thing was resolved by clicking the left mouse button (hold the box) then using the scroll wheel in the middle of the mouse to do the scrolling (as opposed to draging it up the screen move the screen under it with the scroll feature) also to note this makes the box not seem to  be under your mouse pointer until you move the mouse ball/laser in some direction(so while scrolling the capsule your dragging up doesnt show up, when you stop scrolling its still not under the mouse (which caused me to think it fell down and not sure where it went, when you just move the mouse on the desk it appears again smile

  3. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    If you look through the old requests on the forums, this has been asked for before.

    There are some technical and aesthetic reasons for this not being an option at the moment.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I don't think this would help in any way. The suggestions you are making will only be of use to a few people. I do not find it frustrating the way it is at the moment. A "move to top" feature could only possibly be any use on a short hub. Some of my hubs have lots of photo capsules, and if I moved one to the top, I would then have to move it back down to where I wanted it, which would actually mean more work.

    I did find the system counter intuitive when I first started, mainly because I was used to a blog-type platform where I could drag in any thing I wanted from one screen to another.

    But after a while, I worked out how to use it, and the best way I have found is to prepare everything in advance and add capsules in the order they will be shown rather than throw everything in and then re-order them.

    Just remember the 6 Ps big_smile

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image61
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      my problem is that I do that (order them in advance then as I proof read I add a bunch of stuff, even 5 6 extra capsules worth  but their all over top middle bottom.. the add capsule idea wasn’t about one option it was about adding a to top or to bottom (your choice of either or)

      I did discover a solution to the problem I was having, when you drag the capsule in the ordering box it scrolls up excruciatingly slow once you hit the top of the page (but not the top of the order capsule box) and a lot of the time I would hit a road block/brick wall and I couldn’t get it to move up any further (bug in the code?) but I realized if I hold down the left click on the mouse then with my middle finger scroll the middle scroll wheel (is a bit counter intuitive like using your left hand for the mouse if your right handed) this seems to shoot it up fast actually in real time where by dragging it by clicking it and just scraping it up the screen was too dam slow.

      That was my main concern and this seems to resolve it..

  5. Jerrico Usher profile image61
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    Would be a neat thing to make the capsules drag drop for the picture thing, i.e. you set the picture in the photo capsule then drag it on top of a text capsule then drop it and it just moves into position as it does anyway when you hit the side then up/down aarow, would save a step if you could just drop it, or even if you could drag the window instead of having to hit arrows only to move it up.. wonder why we can drag it in the order pane but not in the page pain..

 
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