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Re: Computer Help tips
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 09:12:31 PM »
Wow, thanks guys, I picked up a few little hints here that have slipped past me. Everything I know I have found out by just clicking on things over the years to find out what they do.

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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2007, 02:30:30 AM »
You're so right, Paula. I think most of us just tend to bumble along, just using the functions we're familiar with, not realising there are better and easier ways. It's good that there are ones who delve in, AND are willing to share - Anthony
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2007, 06:03:44 PM »
How do you use the hyperlink here so that the URL isn't posted like you did in the first post of this thread?
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2007, 06:52:18 PM »
Tim aka Red_Barren taught me that. I was trying to do it like html and it sort of works that way.

the link can be placed inside the url coding {url=link goes here with the equal sign in place and no spaces around the = sign}and then text goes here{/url}

then the whole thing is rather pale, so highlight from bracket to bracket and hit bold and the thing stands out more.

I had to change the [ signs to { so that it wouldn't turn into code.

Make sure you hit preview the first few times cuz you are more than likely not going to get it right on the first try. Or maybe that was just me   LOL   but practice makes perfect.

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2007, 07:31:51 PM »
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

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Re: Computer Help tips
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2007, 07:35:49 PM »
Ta Da

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Re: Computer Help tips
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2007, 07:50:48 PM »
Ah ha! It worked!

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Thanks Patti! :)
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Re: Computer Help tips
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2007, 07:53:19 PM »
Now I need to figure out how to do images. ;D
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2007, 08:39:59 PM »
Do you mean images in with a post, like this?

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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2007, 08:58:37 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2007, 09:11:02 PM »
Do you mean images in with a post, like this?


Yes! Show off. ;) Hurry, teach me so I can show off too...please.*Bats eyelashes and smiles sweetly*
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2007, 09:13:56 PM »
I want to know too, Debs, but I'll let you do the eyelid thing - mine have fallen off through copious amounts of mascara over the years. ::)
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Re: Computer Help tips
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2007, 09:30:41 PM »
Okay but we better get out the daggers and chain mail. Looks like we'll have to force it out of him. ;)


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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2007, 10:08:05 PM »
Okay but we better get out the daggers and chain mail. Looks like we'll have to force it out of him. ;)

Back in a minute.  Comp is being a git.
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2007, 10:09:17 PM »
Okay.  First of all you need the picture on your computer.  There's a size limit of 250K,

I suggest you copy the picture to your desk top so you know exactly where it it, and give it a sensible descriptive name if has something like 'DSF1364235'.

Now write whatever message you want with your pic.

Down at the bottom left below the posting window you will 'additional options' .

Click on it.

A box will open inviting you to [Choose...]  Do so.

There is a short list of allowed file types.

Double left click and the box should tell you its been selected.

Click on [Post]

(If memory serves correctly you cant [Preview] the pics, unlike the text)

If you've got a slow connection - like mine - it will take several seconds to complete posting.  Be patient.

It should be that simple, once you know how.

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