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Old 11-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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I guess I didn't need to start this thread as it is all already well outlined. vic
Well ......... maybe not, but the New Users Guide in Site Questions and Comments isn't exactly located in the first place that someone might look for it.
I suggest that all 3 of them should be in a separate folder called something like "User Information" or "User Reference" under General Forums.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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Well ......... maybe not, but the New Users Guide in Site Questions and Comments isn't exactly located in the first place that someone might look for it.
I suggest that all 3 of them should be in a separate folder called something like "User Information" or "User Reference" under General Forums.
Now moved?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #13
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I suggest that all 3 of them should be in a separate folder called something like "User Information" or "User Reference" under General Forums.
How's this, at the bottom?...

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #14
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #15
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A step-by-step for using Picasa, a free Google photo editor. Thanks goes to Graphite Dave.


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Upload pictures:

1. Download free Picasa from Google.
2. Take pictures.
3. Remove media chip from camera.
4. Put chip into corresponding media slot in computer.
5. Click on "import" in upper left corner in Picasa.
6. "Import from" appears in upper left.
7. Select your media chip type from drop down list.
8. Your photos will appear on page.
9. Click on the photos you want to upload. They will be highlighted.
10. Fill in a name for the group of photos you have selected.
11. Click on "photos selected"
12. Photos will be imported into a folder titled with the name.
13. Photos will not import into Sprinter-Forum because they have too many pixels.
14. In order to reduce the number of pixels, click on "file" in Picasa menu.
15. Select "Export to folder"
16. Select "resize"
17. Type in "640" pixels.
18. Click "export' at the bottom.
19. Both the original and 640 copy are placed in MS "pictures" 640 picture has -001 in title.
20. In Sprinter-Forum post writing form, click on paper clip.
21. Browse to your find your file. Click on it and it will upload.






The original post/thread is here.
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...965#post203965
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #16
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I stole this useful piece of information directly from one of Vic's posts.
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Add your vehicle info to all your posts automatically!!!!! It will help you to get answers. Thank you.

Here's how to do it.

The most direct method is probably in your "Details".
After you are logged in click on "Private Messages" (or “Quick Links”) in the upper right corner.
On the left side under "Your Profile" click on "Edit your Details".
Scroll down to the "Custom User Title" box.
Click in that box and type the information.
I suggest “Vehicle year – NAFTA or 311, etc.” depending upon your location.
Scroll down to the "Save Changes" box. Click on that and you are done.

Another place is in your "Signature".
Click on "Private Messages" (or “Quick Links”) in the upper right.
On the left look for "Setting and Options".
Click on "Edit Signature".
Scroll down to the text box which looks like what you use to add a post to the forum. Type in the information you want.
I used [COLOR="Red"]“NAFTA 2004 OM647 140 2500 Std Roof >240,000 mi. DAD”
Scroll down to "Preview Signature". If the preview looks like what you want, scroll down to "Save Signature", click on that and you're done.


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There's some things that I have learned about sending members to posts/threads as a source of information. The methods are probably covered elsewhere, but I'll try to provide a quick overview.

The easy way to provide a link for a specific post is to first click on the Post Number in the upper right corner.

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That will take you to just that post. You then copy the link information (notice the link contains the post number), paste it to your new message box and it will become a clickable link.


Should you click a provided post number specific link and want to get to the entire thread you can use the link in the upper right (green arrow). Clicking on that should take you to the original thread in a new window.

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That green arrow link also provides a way to send people to a specific post number, but it then will also take them to the entire thread which is more convenient for the user. To do that you click the green arrow link to open the new window. I then expand the window to full size (if necessary), I check to make certain that I'm still on the desired post, and then copy the link above to paste in my message box. It takes a bit more effort, but it then takes people to the post wanted and the entire thread.

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A heads up. From comments made by others, the specific post within the thread method is not easily done with personal handheld devices (Ipod Touch, Ipod, etc.).

I lost image quality because I'm away from my normal computer and edit programs. Here's the starter link for those that may want to step through and actually be able to see what I described.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...496#post217496

There may be better options for doing the above. I just outlined what I've figured out over time. vic
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You can go to quoted posts by just clicking the arrow box that follows the quote name. This feature is especially useful for long threads where a quote from earlier on pops up.

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Thanks for the tips

I tried to upload a screenshot which was a png.file It wouldn't take as the file manager states "file size limits exceeds 900X0"?

Other ways to upload from my computer? I have the linked process down but sometimes individual pages with info are not web accessible. Screenshots would be a good work around and mostly png.files.

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[QUOTE=mikesprints;444976]Thanks for the tips

I tried to upload a screenshot which was a png.file It wouldn't take as the file manager states "file size limits exceeds 900X0"?

Other ways to upload from my computer? I have the linked process down but sometimes individual pages with info are not web accessible. Screenshots would be a good work around and mostly png.files.

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Bump. On a Mac, I'm not having luck re sizing photos. Just have the crop tool in I-photo. Anyone got a way they know of?
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