HOW TO ADD FILES TO A BLOG OR DISCUSSION
A friend asked me how to include a powerpoint file in a post. I thought I'd share my instructions here too, in case anyone else is wondering : )
To add a blog post, go up to the Quick Add
box on the top right of this page, and click on the down arrow to see all the options. You can also add music, videos and photos this way, but they won't show up in a discussion or a blog. They will show up on your page, though, and in the video and photo sections of this site.*
Ok, so you start a blog post, and you want to add a powerpoint file. I think this image will show you how, as well as how to add an image and a link:
You click on what looks like a little sheet of paper, and a box will pop up:
Click on the browse button, find the file on your computer, then click add- presto, the file will upload to ning and a link to the file will appear at the bottom of your blog. This works for many types of files- powerpoint, videos, word, jpegs... but an image of the file will not show, just a text link to the file. When another member clicks on that link, they can download the file you uploaded to their own computer, and view it from there.
This works almost the same way for discussions, but the attach file box looks a little different. You will find it at the bottom left of the post you are creating:
When you are simply replying to a discussion, you can still add a file, but it looks a little different:
That's enough for today! Tomorrow I will add how to include images and links in your posts.
* From there, it is easy to grab the url and include these in your posts... more on that later. Also, you can add a blog by clicking on the Add a Blog
link at the bottom of the blog listings on this page. Don't forget to tag! David will love you for it : )