Please browse the info before you start and if it not make sense please feel welcome to let me know…
This document offers to help explain how to copy a combination of text and pictures from an email into the forum.. typically it relates to emails that contain interesting stories that should be shared via the forum rather than emails .. by placing in the forum everyone can add a comment etc.,
IF THE PICTURES BELOW DO NOT DISPLAY - USE THIS LINK TO THE GOOGLE DOCUMENT - CLICK HERE
You can copy and paste the pics if they are already in the “net” ie on a website.. simply either
The below is a way of transferring the entire dataThe processYou can convert the info to a PDF documetn and upload it (file size limits) - see tips re pdf attachments and best tips about including attachmentsorYou copy the entire data (copy and paste) into a word document then you go to your google docs (it’s free to join) and upload the document
Google docs has restriction on file size (check the current size) as you may have to break the file into a, b , c for upload purposes and then merge once in google docsFrom google docs you can copy and paste the entire contents to the forum article OR you can make the google docs a webpage (a few clicks) and then insert a link in the forum to your google docs webpage
The process takes about 5 mins or 2 hrs depends on your skill, experience and patience . haa haa
If you don’t have a google a/c you can open free ..
To see the wonders of google docs visit my intro page (includes a video) http://www.web.austhai.biz/free-google-docs
Now the follow is the steps
Once signed in you should see a control panel with these options to get to the “documents” section
In the docs panel select the option for upload
Follow the obvious to find the file or files you need to upload, in this instance when I uploaded the file it was too big so I went back to the file and split it and the back to google docs and upload it as file a and b (then in google doc you can copy one into the other (merge)
The files to upload
View of the files being uploaded
When you look at the doc inn google docs – you can try to copy the content by the usual method .. copy and paste.
To copy the option is right click copy or CTRL C and to paste is right click paste or CTRL P
If the paste does not work .. you may have to wait 5 mins for the data to populate into google or try the next option
To be honest I’m not sure which works.. I try each until I get the result
In the google docs make view as a webpage
Now try the copy and paste option from google docs to the forum article
Best way to paste into the forum article …. When in the edit mode (of the forum article) you will see a smallish workscreen and above it is this control panel..
Select the icon that expands the workscreen (the small blue screen icon)
When you paste (CTRL P) the copied info from google docs should roll out down the page exactly the same as it was in goggle docs ..if not work thru the options below
Maybe someone will work out why some of the options do or do not work and then we will all be wiser…
If the pics do not appear (only an outline) there are 1 of several problems
In the google doc – select
Now wait 5 mins and try again
Another option is copy each pic manually… . for some reason I find that if I copy a few pics manually I can then copy all of the pics in a cut and paste… why is that? I don’t k nnow
To copy a pic manually.. there are 2 methods
The image insert box appears and you paste the url of the image and the pic will appear . The picture icon box suggest options on how to control the image in terms of location but they don’t work.. see below for manual options
Another option (little lazy) is to link from the forum article to the google article
To do this - in the google doc – select
copy the url for the publication (see below)
In the forum article, highlight the appropriate message.. like click her to see the article in google docs, then select the URL link icon
control the position of the picture in relation into the text
use “frames” (also known as tables) in outlook email or word doc
you create a simply frame .. work out the size you need for the pic and the text, then copy and paste it to the forum, then drag the pic and text that is within the forum article into the frame or boxes
it’s easy once you know how
the other option is you could already set out the layout of frames inn the word doc before you upload to google docs . Google docs also has tables and frames but they are a little harder to control .
ideally you upload from word doc to google doc then copy the frame design from word to and paste directly into google docs and while in google docs move the data around to suit.
The benefit of google docs is that it can be a backup to the forum article.. it also has dictionary and many control options that the forum can not offer.
There are many help ideas placed in the user help section of the the auswathai forum . take a peak
http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&subForumID=484601&p=2NOW - SEND THE LINK TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.... go to the home page of the forum and on the right hand side select "recent articles" and then select the article, when you do, notice the URL address in the browser.. this si the URL to the article..copy it and paste it into an email .. but it looks boring and complex.. so hide it behind a nice word and to do that is very easygo to your email .. type the words you wish.. then make them hyperlink to the article... hilite the text and then either right click and select hyperlink or look at the hyperlink icon in the control panel. when you see the hyperlink box CTRP P (paste) the url of this article. and that's it and ready to email..when you friends see the email they can click on the words and be linked tot he articlegood luck