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Upload Assets to Cascade

All upload functions are accessed through the +Add Content asset factories:

asset factory

 

Then select Upload, and select the asset factory based on what type of file you will be uploading:

uploads
This page will go through each one:

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Upload 1000x500 Image Max 130K

Before clicking on this asset factory:

  • Have a 1000x500 image created. We have a "how to" on creating images for web. If the image is not 1000x500, the asset factory will resize to fit, which could distort the image (if it's not 2:1) or pixelate it (if the original image was smaller than 1000x500). Cascade's image preview has editing options, but they don't work perfectly, so we advise you edit the image outside of Cascade first.

In the asset factory

  • Upload image first via "Browse..."
  • System Name: when the image is uploaded, the system name will automatically change to the file's name. As mentioned in the basics page, this name should be lowercase with no spaces (numbers and "_" and "-" are allowed).
  • Folder: should add to the "images" folder. If you want to add it to a subfolder, either click the word "images' (which let's you search for a folder or see your history) or the white-paper/magnifying-glass (to browse to the folder in Cascade)
  • Send to Workflow: click this and then "Submit." If the image was successfully uploaded to Cascade, it should have a green-background box that says it was successful. If not, you'll have to make fixes and retry.

Multiple images created. 

  • your-image-name.jpg - the image with the original "system name" is your 1000x500 image you created.
  • your-image-name-700x350.jpg - a 700 width by 350 height version of your original image
  • your-image-name-400x200.jpg- a 400 width by 200 height version of your original image

Please do not delete the two extra images.  If you rename the original image, please rename the others. If you replace the original image, you may have to delete the 700x350 and 400x200 images first.

Always add the image to your page via a block

Upload 400x200 Image Max 50K

Before clicking on this asset factory:

  • Have a 400x200 image created. Use this asset if you image does not need to ever be above 400 pixels in with (examples would be images in a Row block, in a half-right block, or a right column. We have a "how to" on creating images for web. If the image is not 400x200, the asset factory will resize to fit, which could distort the image (if it's not 2:1) or pixelate it (if the original image was smaller than 400x200). Cascade's image preview has editing options, but they don't work perfectly, so we advise you edit the image outside of Cascade first.

In the asset factory

  • Upload image first via "Browse..."
  • System Name: when the image is uploaded, the system name will automatically change to the file's name. As mentioned in the basics page, this name should be lowercase with no spaces (numbers and "_" and "-" are allowed).
  • Folder: should add to the "images" folder. If you want to add it to a subfolder, either click the word "images' (which let's you search for a folder or see your history) or the white-paper/magnifying-glass (to browse to the folder in Cascade)
  • Send to Workflow: click this and then "Submit." If the image was successfully uploaded to Cascade, it should have a green-background box that says it was successful. If not, you'll have to make fixes and retry.
Always add the image to your page via a block unless this image is connected, via existing code, to a news feed or an excel sheet.

Upload Image Portrait 250x350

NOTE: Most faculty photos taken by the Medical Photography group can be accessed in the Upstate Globals site found here: Upstate-globals > site-assets > images > portraits

Before clicking on this asset factory:

  • Have a 250x350 image created. We have a "how to" on creating images for web. If the image is not 250x350, the asset factory will resize to fit, which could distort the image or pixelate it. Cascade's image preview has editing options, but they don't work perfectly, so we advise you edit the image outside of Cascade first.

In the asset factory

  • Upload image first via "Browse..."
  • System Name: when the image is uploaded, the system name will automatically change to the file's name. As mentioned in the basics page, this name should be lowercase with no spaces (numbers and "_" and "-" are allowed).
  • Folder: should add to the "images" folder. If you want to add it to a subfolder, either click the word "images' (which let's you search for a folder or see your history) or the white-paper/magnifying-glass (to browse to the folder in Cascade)
  • Send to Workflow: click this and then "Submit." If the image was successfully uploaded to Cascade, it should have a green-background box that says it was successful. If not, you'll have to make fixes and retry.

You can add this image directly to a page, without a block. Just add an "alignright" or "alignleft" style to it. The resulting image will not be responsive. The image may also be added to a webpage, via existing code, with an excel sheet.

Upload PDF-Max 10M

In the asset factory

  • Upload PDF first via "Browse..." or, drag-n-drop the PDF file into the dotted area near the bottom
  • System Name: when the PDF is uploaded, the system name will automatically change to the file's name. As mentioned in the basics page, this name should be lowercase with no spaces (numbers and "_" and "-" are allowed).
  • Folder: should add to the "pdf" folder. If you want to add it to a subfolder, either click the word "pdf' (which let's you search for a folder or see your history) or the white-paper/magnifying-glass (to browse to the folder in Cascade)
  • Send to Workflow: click this and then "Submit." If the pdf was successfully uploaded to Cascade, it should have a green-background box that says it was successful. If not, you'll have to make fixes and retry.

If PDF is bigger than 10M, you may have to split the PDF into multiple smaller PDFs, or add it to a document management system (if you have access to one).

If your site is missing a "pdf" folder it is because your department/service has a document management system that takes care of the PDFs. Please upload and edit via that program.

Then add the pdf directly to a page as a link. You may also add to a page as part of a quick links block.

Upload Word and Other Documents

Documents allowed here:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc) file - In general, it's preferred to use PDFs instead of Word documents on Upstate sites. Use Word if you are expecting the user to edit that document on their computer. Note that .docx is not accepted.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) file
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls) file - note that .xlsx is not allowed. XLS files could be used in excel-based listings on your site.

In the asset factory

  • Upload document first via "Browse..."
  • System Name: when the document is uploaded, the system name will automatically change to the file's name. As mentioned in the basics page, this name should be lowercase with no spaces (numbers and "_" and "-" are allowed).
  • Folder: should add to the "files" folder. If you want to add it to a subfolder, either click the word "files' (which let's you search for a folder or see your history) or the white-paper/magnifying-glass (to browse to the folder in Cascade)
  • Send to Workflow: click this and then "Submit." If the document was successfully uploaded to Cascade, it should have a green-background box that says it was successful. If not, you'll have to make fixes and retry.
Then add the document directly to a page as a link. You may also add to a page as part of a quick links block.
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