It is currently 24 May 2017, 18:51

attach a file

Share everything from your tablesaw sled design to how best to calculate magnetic North using only woodshavings and a blunt carpenters pencil...

attach a file

Postby Phil » 27 Mar 2015, 18:50

How do I attach a file to a post?

Cheers
Phil
Beer container collector - Phd
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: attach a file

Postby Andyp » 27 Mar 2015, 19:46

Phil, simple answer is you can't attach a file to a post. This would require the forum server to host the file which we do not currently have the space nor bandwidth for. If you want to share a file with the forum you need to find a hosting service for example Dropbox which is already used here to host machine manuals.

You should find opening a Dropbox account very straightforward but if you need help give us a shout.
cheers

Andy
User avatar
Andyp
Old Oak
 
Posts: 3787
Joined: 22 Jul 2014, 07:05
Location: 14860 Normandy, France
Name: Andy

Re: attach a file

Postby Phil » 28 Mar 2015, 07:53

Andy, thanks.
I use Photobucket to store stuff that I share.
Looked at the Dropbox option, maybe try it out at a later stage.

The file is a 1 page PDF on blades, I will just make a JPG file.

Cheers
Phil
Beer container collector - Phd
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: attach a file

Postby Rob » 28 Mar 2015, 10:29

Just as a general tip on converting files from a none supported format to one that tricks forum software packages into thinking they're pictures. If you open the file in Paint (ships free with Windows and is buried in Program files > accessories) you can use the save as function and save your file as either a jpg or a PNG file which most forum software packages will allow. And certainly picture hosting sites will.

That equally holds true for anything on your screen. Just grab the screen shot with the snipping tool, paste it into paint and then save it in the file format you need. Very useful set of free and already on your machine tools. In fact the snipping tool on its own allows a file to be saved as PNG, jpg, gif or html. So often you don't even need to get as far as paint.
Rob
Sapling
 
Posts: 412
Joined: 14 Aug 2014, 15:49
Name:

Re: attach a file

Postby RogerS » 28 Mar 2015, 12:42

A good tip, Rob. Same goes for Preview on the Mac.
Fewer Smart things. More smart people.
User avatar
RogerS
Old Oak
 
Posts: 3685
Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 21:07
Location: The very wet and sodden North
Name:

Re: attach a file

Postby Phil » 29 Mar 2015, 08:38

RogerS wrote:A good tip, Rob.

:text-+1:

I have loaded PDF's to the server where my website is hosted and can then be downloaded by clicking on a link in one of the menus.

I will try the same here for what I would like to 'attach'.

Cheers
Phil

Here is example:-
http://abc4tt.servetown.com/food.html
Beer container collector - Phd
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: attach a file

Postby Phil » 29 Mar 2015, 09:21

Phil wrote:
I will try the same here for what I would like to 'attach'.




O,well that was a stuff up. Servetown will not let me "hotlink" from here to a file on their server unless you upgrade your account to a premium (pricey) account.

Will see what photobucket allows - OK, does not load PDF's.

Not sure I want to go the dropbox route at this stage as it will just be another storage area to manage.
(will go and sulk)

Cheers
Phil
Beer container collector - Phd
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: attach a file

Postby Andyp » 29 Mar 2015, 10:44

Phil, perhaps you have something on your PC that will let you save a PDF as a .jpg? As mentioned above.
Here are some hints from Microsoft's support pages.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/offi ... 2e29887d6e
cheers

Andy
User avatar
Andyp
Old Oak
 
Posts: 3787
Joined: 22 Jul 2014, 07:05
Location: 14860 Normandy, France
Name: Andy

Re: attach a file

Postby chataigner » 29 Mar 2015, 11:00

If you really want to turn the pdf into a jpg you could display the pdf at full screen on yr PC, do a screen grab then paste the screen grab into any image edit package and save with the title you want.

(display the pdf, then "print screen", then open a blank page/image in the image edit package and "ctrl+v")

Resolution wont be wonderful but it should be readable.
Cheers !
Chataigner in Périgord-Limousin National park
http://www.rue-darnet.fr
User avatar
chataigner
Nordic Pine
 
Posts: 741
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 08:02
Location: Périgord-Limousin National Park, SW France
Name: David

Re: attach a file

Postby 9fingers » 29 Mar 2015, 11:41

Phil wrote:
Phil wrote:
I will try the same here for what I would like to 'attach'.




O,well that was a stuff up. Servetown will not let me "hotlink" from here to a file on their server unless you upgrade your account to a premium (pricey) account.

Will see what photobucket allows - OK, does not load PDF's.

Not sure I want to go the dropbox route at this stage as it will just be another storage area to manage.
(will go and sulk)



Cheers
Phil


Phil, the forum dropbox is a bodge whereby the dropbox is administered my me privately and we publish the link on the forum for all to read. If you want to email me your content directly, I will set up a folder in your name for public access.

The same offer is open to all members - (in moderation please :D )

Bob
Image
Information on induction motors here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_GZrX ... sp=sharing
Email:motors@minchin.org.uk
User avatar
9fingers
Old Oak
 
Posts: 3316
Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 20:22
Location: Romsey Hampshire between Southampton and the New Forest
Name: Bob

Re: attach a file

Postby Phil » 30 Mar 2015, 11:47

Ok, Paint will only open up files with the extension of
.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .png

I use the Snipping tool for screen shots of files or whatever and then save to .jpg or .png or just paste the shot into a document. (also HardcopyPro)

This is fine if you have a one-pager only. I use this extensively when writing reports, inserting Excel sheets as pictures etc. (a picture is worth a 1,000 words!)

Bob, thanks for the offer, let me chew on this one for a bit. I can host on my website server (free hosting BUT with adverts) and then link in a post to a menu with the scroll saw patterns on the website.

Cheers
Phil
Beer container collector - Phd
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil


Return to Tips & Tutorials

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest