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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 06:23 pm
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I expect this has been discussed before, but I recently bought a new computer - an Apple Mac. Whilst I have managed to work out most things, replying to threads is a bit of an issue. When I click on reply, it seems to go to quick reply, so I don't have all of the functions that are available with an ordinary reply. Even this post (new post) does not have all of the functions, for example I cannot post a picture, even though I have uploaded to the gallery successfully. I posted some pictures yesterday, but I used my laptop which uses Microsoft Windows.

BTW I am using Firefox as my browser.

Any ideas?

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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 06:35 pm
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Hi Bob,Tom(Toto) may well be able to help you with that as he has a mac.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 08:47 pm
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Hi Bob,

I use a mac ( albeit it is a PC laptop that I am on at the moment ).

I had some issues at the beginning posting photo's which were down to operator error ( me ). I understand that you get the photo's into the library. Excellent. a couple of points that I have found.

1. when posting a photo to the library, I have to do it as a Gif file. Basically I go into my folder where I keep my photo's on the Mac and save as a GIF file. Then I import it into my forum library as you have done.When saving as a Gif, also resize to 1200.

Can I ask what type of file you are saving as. If it is a JPG file, I could not get this to go at all.

Please try changing to a Gif file first before importing.

Once you have done that, open up a post under the thread that you intend posting into ( or create a new one ) and hit the my photo's button highlighted in blue beneath your Avatar. This will take you into your photo library. Select the image you want to copy into your post and I click twice on it until a yellow box appears around the image.

from the drop down menu that appears select " copy image address, close the image then scroll back to the post you have just opened and paste.

once you have done that, the file name for your image will appear.

THE CAREFULL BIT.

click in front of the first character of the file name and type in the following [img] exactly as I have shown. square brackets then img then square bracets again.

NOW

go to the end of your image address and type in the following [/img] exactly as shown.... square bracket, forward slash img square bracket.

nothing will change at this point. add any text that you want on the next line, then repeat for as many images that you want.
Once you have uploaded all the images that you require click send message and let it upload. when it stops uploading, your message should appear and where the file names were..........your images will have replaced them.


my apologies for the long winded explanation but no matter how many other explanations I received, this is the one that makes sense and works for me.

Take the above one step at a time and try and get your head round it. Familiarise yourself with the various screens that I describe and were the buttons are and then give it a go.

If it does not work ( which I believe it will ) please come back and I will do my best to assist further. It is trial and error and the Mac has a few glitches that makes thing that bit different from everyone else on a PC

Good Luck !!!!!!

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Hi Bob,

forgot to say, if it does not work, post back but due to limited internet access where I am at the moment, it could be tomorrow morning before I get the opportunity to respond back. However, I will respond.

When changing the file type from J Peg to Gif. I am using Photoshop Elements as my photo editor but I would imagine that most photographic software will do this as it is a basic function.

I hope this helps as I know how frustrating it can be. Take your time.

There also maybe other ways of doing it but I can assure you......this way does work for the Mac.

cheers

Toto

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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 10:12 pm
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Also, Bob, have a read http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4573&forum_id=13



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Thanks all for the quick and comprehensive replies. I had a look at Gwiwers explanation too (thanks Ron) and now I understand. Clearly the gallery does not work with a Mac PC in the same way as windows. I will give it a go following the advice above, which although a bit long winded, looks fairly straightforward.

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I tried accessing the forum with a Whiskey Mac.

Computer was fine, but I kept falling over :mutley



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Ed wrote: I tried accessing the forum with a Whiskey Mac.

Computer was fine, but I kept falling over :mutley



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:mutley:mutley:mutley was that called casting a side-ways glance ......? :roll:



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