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Old Jun 27, 2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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On this board, an icon has been provided to facilitate entering images. When you click on the "Insert Image" icon, you are prompted to enter a link to the image which results in your picture being displayed here.

Unfortunately, the way the software is designed, if you have more than one image and you repeat the process, each image will end up being displayed "beside" the previous image rather than beneath it. Even though in the "preview" it appears that the images will be under each other, they will end up being displayed side by side.

This has the unfortunate effect of making the text which accompanies your image as well as all the text in response (replies) to your post scrolling to the combined widths of the images posted. If they are 800x600 or so, this means that the text becomes illegible for all practical purposes.

To avoid this, rather than use the "insert image" icon, please do as follows:

insert the code by hand by first using a square bracket "[" followed by "img" then by a closed bracket"]" next type in the actual URL and path to your file. For example if you have a web site called "lin-evans.org" then type in the full path with the "http://" followed by the URL then the forward slash "/" followed by the folder and another slash then followed by: "[/img]"

Repeat for additional images by putting the same syntax underneath the first but change the file name and extension (myfile.jpg), etc.

This way the images will fall underneath each other rather than beside each other.


By using the "Insert Image" icon, you end up with:n the preview, it will appear that the images will be one under the other, but in the actual post they will appear side-by-side. So if you have more than one image, please do it as in the text example.

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 2:13 PM   #2
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and if you see someone do that, when posting to it, hit enter when you get too long of a sentance, that way it starts it below. You can press Shift-enter to go down
one space instead of two like so
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 2:20 PM   #3
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Yes, that works, but the problem is that when a person responding is writingtheir text inside the text block provided, they don't realize that it will end up as wide as the images combined because everyting inside the text block is wrapping at 80 characters. When the text is displayed after posting, it ends up being wrapped at whatever width equivalency in text equals the pixel width of the combined images on the horizontal plane.

If we all pay attention to the example, we won't have to deal wth the issue of overly wide text later.

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There are also a couple of threads on the board where someone used your method but posted an enormous image. End result is the same that you have to scroll across several pages to read the posts. You might also suggest that if someone has reason to show a 100% image they just provide a link to it rather than screw up the thread.
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Generally, that's true. Though I prefer images of 1024x768 or smaller be displayed, sometimes there are reasons for displaying full size images so the "caveat" is to not post full sized images unless there is a compelling reason to do so.

When a full sized image is posted, one should use their Shift Enter keys to "wrap" their text at a single screen readable width.

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