Scalar 2 User's GuideMain MenuGetting StartedExplains account and book creation, and some interface basics.QuickStartsA path of all QuickStart content in this user's guide.Working with MediaHow to get the most out of your use of media in Scalar.Working with ContentCreating and editing content in Scalar.Working with WidgetsWorking with StructureHow to use Scalar's many options for structuring publications.Editorial WorkflowHow to use features for performing editorial review of content.VisualizationsExploring the contents of a book visually.LensesAn introduction to lenses, a tool for searching and visualizing Scalar content.Advanced TopicsDescribing Scalar's more advanced features.Third Party Plugins and Platforms
Internet media importer
12014-10-13T12:45:52-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e32965Screenshot of the Internet media Importerplain2015-05-29T15:16:26-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e
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12014-10-01T16:38:31-07:00Importing Other Online Media8Bringing media files hosted by third parties into your Scalar book.plain2020-12-09T14:44:00-08:00
Using this method, you can import supported media files wherever they are hosted on the web--as long as it has URL and doesn't require a login, Scalar should be able to use it. Note that importing media from sites you have no relationship with risks future "link rot", as the site's owner may move or remove the file unexpectedly, thus causing it to disappear from your Scalar book without warning.
To import online media, click the import icon on your Scalar header bar and select "Files and URLs" and then "Link to media files". The corresponding import screen will appear.
Enter a title and description for the media. The title is required, the description optional but recommended, as it will be used as a caption for the media in specific places in Scalar.
Enter the URL of the location where the media is hosted (the media will not be moved into Scalar, only loaded from that location).
If you wish to create any relationships for the media you are importing, or to edit its styling or additional metadata, do so using the links below (this is not required and can be modified later by clicking the "Edit" button while on the page for the media file).
Click Save, and you'll be taken to the page for the newly added media file in your book.