Where has the "Alternative Text" field gone?

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I've been reading Yola's latest newsletter, one of the points made was to give images alternative text. So, I went to the help page, this is what it says:
Giving images alternative text: Search engines cannot "see" graphics, they read text. You can help the search engines "see" the topic of your graphics by giving them something called an "alternate attribute" or "alternate text". To give your image alternate text in Yola you can: Click on the image. Click on the Properties tab on the Sidebar to the right of your screen (but this is no longer there). Scroll down to the "Alternative Text" field (which I can’t find it anywhere). Enter text to describe your image including your keyword possibly. Click Apply.
So, can someone please tell me where to find the “Alternative Text” field?
Gratefully appreciate any help
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HI Terry,

I suspect those instructions are from another time.
If you drag the image widget from the side-bar into position and locate an image to place there you will be able then to place the alt text. You need to go into the edit facility now marked very clearly and when you click on that you will see the Alternative Text field 3rd block down the menu.

If you are adding an image through a text widget you need to edit the HTML.

Click on the image and then click the HTML button in the text widget toolbar.

You will see something like:
<!--
<p><img style="margin: 4px; padding: 0px;" src="resources/{optional folder}/{image-name.jpg} ? {timestamp}</p>
-->

You now need to add the alt tag like so; easily done just before the closing image bracket :
<!--
<p><img style="margin: 4px; padding: 0px;" src="resources/{optional folder}/{image-name.jpg} ? {timestamp} alt="War of the Worlds"></p>
-->
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Thanks for your help Gop.
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Terry,

Unfortunately that info is very much out of date.

Can you please let us know where you got it?

We have a tutorial on adding Alt Text here: Alt Text

I hope this helps.
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Terry

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Thanks Jeremy, yes, it does :)

This is the page in question: SEO Tutorial 3 - Building your site with SEO in mind - http://www.yola.com/tutorials/article...
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Thanks for the link TerryX. We are in the process of updating all our documentation and we appreciate your help here.

We will be updating this tutorial, along with the rest, in the coming weeks.
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Terry

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That's great :)