5. Right click on the image and click on the “Properties” pop up menu (this is for Internet Explorer users). This should pop up a dialog box with the image's properties.
6. Highlight the text in front of "Address (URL)" as in the above picture. (or "Location" in Firefox)
7. Copy the text (Hold the "Ctrl" key down and press the "C" key).
8. Go back to the first browser window (your profile) click in the box in front of "Avatar URL:" and paste the URL you copied (Hold the "Ctrl" key down and press the "V" key).
9. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Modify Profile” button.
We are done. Close any unwanted window. Word of warning. Technically speaking you would be using someone else’s property (image and bandwidth). Also if the owner of that image changes it then so does your avatar.
Hey C Dad I worked out the avatar but cant get an animated signature to work, what do I need to do?
The process is very similar to setting up an avatar as in Reply 1. Just below the Avatar URL box (As in step 3 above) there is a box for the signature. In it you can type anything, but to put an image (animated or normal), enclose the image url in the "img" tags as below
Type the "[/img"]" and the "[/img[/img"]]" as they are and in between type the url of the image you want to use. Find your image as in steps 4 and 5 above. See this link for other tags you can use in a signature (or the body of your messages)
Unless we all want to pay for using the forum, there is no facility to attach files or images to a post as it was done in the previous forum. There is a workaround however which is not as convenient and requires one to be a bit more computer/internet savvy :
Any file or image must be uploaded (hosted) to a server or host on the internet. A list of free file servers can be found here.
Then you can use one or more of the following
[ftp[ftp]]<file or image link here>[/ftp[/ftp]] for a ftp download link in the post
... Does anyone know if there is any way we can have the reply posts sent to us via e-mail?
As far as I know you can’t have the content of post emailed to you. You can get a notification sent to your email if there is a new post in your favorite thread. 1. Log on 2. Go to your favorite thread. On top of all the posts but below the advertising banner, there are links one of which says “bookmark”. Click on that. 3. Go to your profile (either click on the “profile” link on the top of the advertising banner or click on you display name to the left of any of your posts) 4. Right on top of your profile there are two links, “Modify Profile” and “Bookmarks”. Click on “Bookmarks” 5. You get a list of all your bookmarks. On the top right of the list there is a link to “Manage Bookmarks”. Click on it. 6. Select “Email” in the dropdown list in front of your favourite thread. 7. While you are there change the default (drop down on the bottom) to email too so all you have to do for your next bookmark is step 2. 8. click on the “Update Bookmark and Preferences” button at the bottom.
How do I copy a large table form a spreadsheet or word processor to a post?
If anyone has tried to create a table with more than a few rows or columns here, they will discover it is no easy task and is time consuming. Here are a few steps that eases the pain a bit and saves you a fair bit of time.
1. If the table is in a spreadsheet, select, copy and paste it into a word processor (e.g. Excel to MS Word). Make sure it is in a standard table format. You can also create and edit your table from scratch in the word processor. Edit your table as you wish (empty cells look funny, put a ‘.’ In there or something).
2. When finished editing your table convert it to text (In MS Word use the menu: Table > Convert > Table to Text…). Make sure you use an uncommon character like ‘~’ as the text separator (in MS Word: in the pop up window select “other” and type ‘~’ in the box in front of it).
3. Type [table
] just before the table and [/table] just after it. 4. Replace (from the edit menu) all ‘~’ with [/td][td] 5. Type [tr][td] at the start of the first row and then copy and paste it to the start of every other row 6. Type [/td][/tr] at the end of the first row and then copy and paste it to the end of every other row. This is what you should have now.[table] [tr][td]row1 col1[/td][td]row1 col2[/td][/tr] [tr][td]row2 col1[/td][td].[/td][/tr] [/table]
Done. Copy and paste the text into your post. The whole process should take around 2-3 minutes.