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September 08, 2005

Uploading documents and pictures

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Did you know that you don't necessarily have to put a whole document in a blog entry? You can write a brief intro to it, then upload it as a file that will appear as a link. Others can download your file by clicking on the link.

You can even upload pictures (or anything digital) to add some "high touch" to our high-tech co-blogging experience, just like I did here.

Adding a little color here and there does take a few minutes more "work" when you create a new entry but think of that extra effort as either your learning to become a more effective communicator online, or an expression of your love for the whole, which manifests in your attention to beautifying our "virtual camp," or both.

So how do you those uploads? Here's how:

Uploading documents

1. When you are on the "Create New Entry" page, click on the "UPLOAD FILE" button in which is in the navigation bar on the left, the third from the top.

2. In the "UPLOAD FILE" window, select the file that you want to upload. Leave the "Choose a Destination" options untouched. Click "Upload."

3. After you clicked "Upload" in step 2, you'll get to the next-step window, where you have to click on "Link." The HTML code that will turn your file into a link is now in the "Entry body" field of your text-entry window. In the middle olf that string of code, you will see something like this: a href="http://www.yourdocument'sURL.doc">Download file . All you need to do is to replace "Download file" with a filename that you want people to see and decide whether to click on and download it. Writing a few words to make explicit that clicking on the link will download the file, is also useful. (After you saved your entry, check whether the link is working, just in case...)

Uploading images

The first two steps are the same as for uploading documents.

3. After you clicked "Upload" in step 2, you'll get to the next-step window, where all you need to do is to click on "Embedded Image." The HTML code that will render your image is now in the "Entry body" field. You can now start writing (or copying) your text in it.

Posted by George Por, Thu, Sep 08 2005 08:18 AM
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