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Hi,

If I wanted to upload an Excel file onto the forum. How or what format should it be saved in before uploading ?

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Only by zipping them first.
 
Interesting that doc & exe files are allowed to be attached, but not spreadsheet files. I will follow this up.



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Hi Sol,

In addition I could only upload direct to the post. Ie could not save in photo library as it would be quite good to save as a picture so people can see the image whilst they read your text.

I tried " saving for the web" which was an option but it didn't like that either. No matter, I have it posted direct to the individual post once PDF'd. Better than nothing.

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Toto, until the forum allows spreadsheets to be attached, the best way is to print out the area you want to post, scan it & save it as a JPG ( most modern printers allow that function), edit the JPG photo as desired then post it as a normal photo.



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Toto, Excel files can now be loaded.
 
If members do not have/use Excel, then Open/ Libre Office - a free Office suite, will open up Microsoft files.



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Hi Sol,

That was quick.

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Hi Sol,

Whilst we are on the subject of software, can Microsoft PowerPoint be uploaded and if not could this be facilitated as it can be quite good for schematics etc.

Just a thought.

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toto wrote: Hi Sol,

Whilst we are on the subject of software, can Microsoft PowerPoint be uploaded and if not could this be facilitated as it can be quite good for schematics etc.

Just a thought.

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Toto

Normally Powerpoint is part of MS Office Suite   but Open/ Libre Office which is free,  has the Impress equivalent.



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Hi Sol,

I'll give it a bash when I get round to putting something together.

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Thanks for the tip Martin e screenshots saving them as PNG format.



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Hi Martin,

Initially I tried to save as a ping file but when I hit save as in excel, it would not give me that option.

I'm comfortable with ping files as I use them for showing track diagrams with Anyrail. Excel does not like it or a maybe I'm doing something wrong. I don't know if it is a Mac that may change things, just a wild guess.

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I take on board what you say about excel and PowerPoint and will avoid their use.

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toto wrote: Hi Martin,

Initially I tried to save as a ping file but when I hit save as in excel, it would not give me that option.


Toto.

I take on board what you say about excel and PowerPoint and will avoid their use.

I think I said earlier that you have to print out the Excel section, scan it & save it as a JPG  & post it as a photo  or screen grab it & save that captured image as a PNG.
In both cases, editing to crop & resize helps as well

but now XLS files - the old versions,   are allowed but the  new ones being XLSX at this stage  are not allowed.



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