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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:32 PM EST (Read 254184 times)  
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This is to help you all find your way around!
It will later be tidied up into a Tutorial - hopefully Grin



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:34 PM EST  
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INDEX

How to Register if You Can't See all the Fields

How to Change Your Password and Privacy Settings

New - How to Change Your Forum Time

HOW TO MOVE AROUND THE FORUM

Quick Way to Find The Forum of Your Choice

New - How to Make a Post

How to Attach Files to Your Posts

Link to Thread Discussing Programs for S'caps and Videos and Where to Find Tutorials

USER PREFERENCES

How to Put in Your Avatar (Photo) - and Signature

How To Use Your Message Centre

How to Create a Bookmark

Limits on Posting

How to Do Posh Links

How to post a large Picture from Media Gallery as a Thumbnail

How to view a large Media Gallery image without the ads

How To Link Back to a Post

How to subscribe to a topic

New - How to Stop Getting EMail Notifications of Posts and/or PMs

How to use more colour in your posts

How to find Time Zones for the Cameras You Watch

New - Something to Try If You Get a Black Screen

New - How to convert your picture to a .jpeg

New - How to Find Member Activity (When they were last online, recent posts, etc.)



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:35 PM EST  
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How to Attach Files to Your Posts

Attaching Files from your PC
1. Click on Browse at the bottom of your post and choose your picture from your desktop - click OK.
2. Your attachment will appear in your post as a link only.
However, if you would like the actual picture to appear in the body of your post go to step 3.
3. Either type the following without spaces: [ file ] 1[ /file ] or put your cursor where you want the picture to be and click the File button in the formatting area (where the button for bold is) and put a 1 between the two tags. Your first attachment will now appear in the body of the post.

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Attaching Files from the Media Gallery
1. Choose the picture you wish to attach and right click on it - select 'Properties' from the bottom of the list!
Highlight and copy the url!
2. Return to your post.
3. Type [img ] paste your saved location here [ /img]
OR Click on the img button at the top of your reply screen - you will find the cursor there waiting for you to paste the address! Move your cursor outside of the img tags before typing again!
Clicking on the media gallery picture twice will give you a bigger version!

Obviously you will not leave a gap in the brackets for real! Grin



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:37 PM EST  
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How to Do Posh Links

1. Copy the url
2. Type in [ url=
3. Paste the url
4 Type in ]
5. Type the name you want to call it
6 Type in [ /url]
Preview and post.


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Type it in without the gap after the bracket!! Grin



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:39 PM EST  
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HOW TO MOVE AROUND THE FORUM

As you let your cursor move over the forum index - each entry will go GREY *!
So how do you open the Topic - or get the last post??
Attachment:

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If you want to open the post in a new window - right click on the 'page' at the top left of each post!!

At the lower right corner of every post is an 'UP Arrow' to get you back to the top - where you can click on "Forum Index"



* (on some operating systems the colour is green)



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:41 PM EST  
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Quick Way to Find The Forum of Your Choice

Use the drop down menu on the upper right.

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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:43 PM EST  
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USER PREFERENCES


Many of us like to be able to see the posts we are replying to while replying!
To get this feature, go to User Preferences from the right hand menu!
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Click 'Yes' for Show Topic Review!



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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, December 18 2009 @ 05:44 PM EST  
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How to Create a Bookmark

Click on the Star to create a bookmark of a topic

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You can also use a bookmark to get back to the last post you read - simply click the star at the top of that post - and your bookmark will bring you back - where you can cancel the mark by clicking on the star again!
Then the bookmark is clear - and you can do this again at the next post you want to get back to!
This can be done in many forums at a time! Grin



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