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Testing attachments

  1. Mar 16, 2005 #1
    Are attachments not supported in this part of the forum?

    Anyway, the main question is -- how do "attached thumbnails" work? In most attachments in PF, the thread contains just a link which opens up a new window containing the image. But in a few cases, a small copy of the image, diagram, etc, is viewable in the original post. How is that done?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2005 #2

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    Can't see it..
     
  4. Mar 16, 2005 #3
    Neither can I.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2005 #4

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    gnome, if you're trying to figure out how to upload an attachment, just open a post in the thread in which you plan to post it, don't open a new thread.

    Did you go to "additional options.....manage attachments.....browse (to find your file).....when you add the file, then click "upload", you should then see that the file has been attached.
     
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  6. Mar 16, 2005 #5

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    Attachments are supported here. Once you have attached the file, a mentor will need to approve it, there will then be a thumbnail of the file which can be clicked on to view the full size.
     
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    Did you remember to hit the "upload" button after you selected the file?

    Did you get an error message saying that the size was too large? It is not a "pop up" error message, the message will appear at the top. if the message attached, you will see it at the bottom.
     
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  9. Mar 16, 2005 #8
    Yes, there was an error message at the top (which I didn't notice the first 10 attempts). So finally I managed to trim it down below 400x400, and now I'm back to my original question. This process (with a now 19k .png file) produces just a text-link to click on, which opens a new browser window displaying the image, which is not what I was trying to accomplish.

    My question is, how to produce a "thumbnail image" that is visible in the ORIGINAL post.
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2005 #9

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    I know jpeg will create a thumbnail, I haven't tried the other file types, you may have to convert your file to a jpeg, otherwise settle for the link.
     
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