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Basic question: how do I inset an image?

alberthall2
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 22-06-2011

Basic question: how do I inset an image?

There is an image button in the icons, but I cannot work out how to use it.
What so you you need to start off with?  a.jpg file?  a .pdf file?
I specifically want to post some screen dumps (produced by pressing [print screen] and pasting into Excel.  I have also printed to a .pdf file, but none will seem to go in and display.
I'm sorry its so basic, and there may be instructions somewhere, but could somebody help, please? ..
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Superuser
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Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Basic question: how do I inset an image?

What would go between [img]...[/img] tags would be the location of an image file (eg .jpg or .png) somewhere on the internet so browsers could fetch and display it.
However rather than using this tag I think you need to attach your image file(s) or PDFs to a post. You do that by clicking Additional Options and Attachments when writing a post, and use the Attach/Browse text box to locate the file to be attached on your computer (file types .jpeg, .jpg, . png and .pdf are allowed). Then when you Post the reply your file(s) will be uploaded and displayed with your post.
David
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Basic question: how do I inset an image?

a simple rule,
if the file is on your computor, you have to use attach
if it is on the web you have the choice, the attach or the img button
alberthall2
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 22-06-2011

Re: Basic question: how do I inset an image?

Thank you Gentlemen
All is now clear!