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Kristin (KAlbrecht) Posted: Tue, Jan 1 2013 8:58 AM

Does anybody know if there's a way to add an attachment to a PM or even a forum thread?  I know there's the option to add Media, but I'm trying to add an Excel or Word file . . . those don't qualify as media . . . at least not for the purposes of an attachment.

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:07 AM

Kristin, have you tried attaching it as media, to see if that will work?

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Debbie replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:52 AM

can you copy and paste it in?

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:55 AM

Kristen

If you look at the header on the reply box you will see a little place with a file and a W.  If you click on this it gives you the option of paste from Word.  This should allow you to add the attachment.

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:59 AM

Nana, thanks, from all of us, who did not have the answer to this question. You rock.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:00 AM

You are welcome.  I haven't tried it before but that is how it is supposed to work....LOL

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Actually the Word one gives you a window to paste from word and it is supposed to adjust the formatting so it will show up in the post correctly, the last time I tried it it did not work.

To post the PDF file liz, use the media link and attach your file like you would a picture, it will then post a link that would have to be clicked and then it would open up the file. If others want to save it they can open it and then save it to their computer. Hope this helps...

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:50 AM

As far as I know you can attach a document (not copy and paste) by clicking on "Options" near the top of your post window. You'll see a place for a file attachment. Or you can add a file to a blog post. 

You can't attach a file to a private message.

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:51 AM

Be careful attaching files that you did not create yourself. You're better off posting links to others' documents.

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Thanks Kris, I knew there was another way to do it, just could not remember how..

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Thank you.  I'm handling it through Copy - Paste since I'm sending PM's.

Thanks all for your information.

 

Kris:

As far as I know you can attach a document (not copy and paste) by clicking on "Options" near the top of your post window. You'll see a place for a file attachment. Or you can add a file to a blog post. 

You can't attach a file to a private message.

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Test to see if I can attach a document from my computer (not picture).  This is a PDF file. 

0728.Bucket caddy PR1109.pdf

Edited to add:  OH Happy Day!  It works!

I just clicked on the media icon (film strip looking thingy).  This is a nice addition I didn't know was possible.

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 11:54 AM

Briget-Carol, how cute is this??

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Agnes replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 1:57 PM

Not technically a photo but a saved download and posted fine in the weight loss topic. Just thought I'd share it here as well.

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