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Unutbu, you certainly know how to pack & lot of useful information into a short post!
I am embarrassed that I searched the forum & Googled for ages without finding those links...
So, basically, it is not possible to simply attach an image from my PC (like I can to the bottom of the post) & arrange for it to be visible within the text?
The BB Code list mentionsBut that is not usable here?Quote:
The [attach] tag allows you to display an attachment in your post rather than at the bottom. It will only display attachments that belong to the post in which it is utilized.
As an aside, the French ubuntu Forum has a special "Ephemeral" section where you can try out your skills (or lack of) at posting without spoiling any useful threads and they wipe it all out after a time.
That's a good idea I have not found here (but maybe I just didn't look enough yet)...
Thank you for telling me about the [attach] BB code... I didn't know about that.
As far as I know, there is no direct way to embed an image from the machine into a post. When I really want to do that, I find that I need to
- first attach the image
- submit the post
- (in firefox) right-click on attached image, type 'a' to copy the link location
- edit the post
- Use [img] tags to embed the image, or now even better, use [attach] tags to embed the attachment.
As an example, here is the short-cut button to insert [img] tags in a post:
Attachment 102961 (It's the one which looks like a postage stamp of a mountain.
OK - that works then. (1st image)
You can even upload the image during the edit if you need/want. (2nd image)
That is exactly the result I was looking for.
Is there any good reason that this facility is not included on the forum?
Should it be?
Moved to FFH.
@ 2CV67: nice car, sweet memories ;)
As far as uploading files, there is an option, but not all file formats are supported. You can upload : bmp bz2 deb doc gif gpl gz jpe jpeg jpg odg odp ods odt pdf png psd py sh svg tar txt xcf zip.
And I can insert it here:
without editing. :D
OK, building on everything you all said previously….
To insert an image in your text instead of below:
Copy/paste [attach][/attach] into your text where you want the image.
Go through the usual procedure to upload your image as an attachment.
Find your image, either in the "Manage attachments" window or by scrolling down in your post to "Additional Options" > Attach files.
Look in properties.
Select the id (in the example below, it's 102990)
Example //ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=102990&stc=1&d=1234385 747
Copy that number.
Paste it into [attach][/attach] .
No - it's easier than that:
Upload attachment in usual way.
Right click on attachment as above.
Select "Copy link location" as Unutbu said.
Go to your post & click on "Insert Image".
This opens a dialogue box asking for url.
Paste in the complete "Copy link location" you just copied.
Didn't even hurt!
you could just add the .txt file extension and then you could have uploaded it easily.
Edit: Didn't see there was a second page ;)