UPLOADING A PHOTO.
When you want to add a comment to any FORUM discussion, a BLOG, on a members COMMENT wall (or your own comment wall) or within any group, you have an option of adding a hyperlink, a photo or a file besides changing the text to bold, italic, underlined, strike-through, left flush, right flush, centered, bullets, etc.in addition to changing the size of the text (not always available).
To add a photo:
1. Click on the icon (just to the right of the "link" icon on the editing command line at the top of each comment box). An "Add Image" dialog pop up window will appear.
2. Click on "Browse", then find the file on the hard drive of YOUR computer that you want to add, highlight it and click "open" (you can upload from one of your other drives too).
3. After it uploads, you can select the layout (left, center, right or full). the large the file, the longer it takes to upload. The photo will be automatically RESIZED to an appropriate resolution for display. Typically, the width will be not more than approximately 725 pixels. For example, let's say your photo is 2093 x 1511 pixels. The editor will resize the width (in the case 2093) to 725. If you are uploading many photos, consider resizing all of them first before you upload.
4. If the width is 700+ pixels, the photo will fill the width of the display window. If the width is 500-550 pixels, the photo will fill about 3/4 of the display window width. Depending on your photo, you can select the width to best display the picture.
5. Now click OK on the "Add Image" window. The image will be displayed on the comment box.
6. Finally click on "Add Reply." That is it.
The following three photos below are examples of pixel widths of 300, 450 and 600. Photos are from a meet and greet with members from San Francisco Bay Area group & Northern Cailf - Sacramento group.
ADDING A HYPERLINK
1. Or more commonly referred to as a 'link" - If you want to add a hyperlink, highlight the word or text you want some one to click on to go to the site.
2. Here is an example of an hyperlink to the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group. First, highlight the words "San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families" then click the icon (on the editing command line) with the word "link" on it - it's the one on the extreme left. I am assuming everyone know how to highlight (point your mouse to where you want to start, left click and drag across the words you want highlight).
3. The "Add Link" dialog box will pop up. The text that was just highlighted will be displayed next to the "Link Text" label.
4. The next label is "Link URL" with a box next to it for you to fill out the URL address where the site that you want to link to resides. "http://" has been inserted because almost all sites begin with this following by "www" The URL for the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group is
"http://www.navyformoms.com/group/sfbayareanavyfamilies" - so now I can type "www.navyformoms.com/group/sfbayareanavyfamilies" next to the "http://" - then click OK
5. HINT1. It is much easier to copy and paste the URL. You can open up another window, go to the site which you want to link up to, then copy the URL (it's typically appears near the top of your screen and begins with the "http://" - take a look at this line next time you surf the net). After you copied the URL, go back to the "Add Link" dialog box and paste your link (right click, point mouse on paste, left click). Remember if you are doing a copy/paste be sure to delete the "http://" that had been pre-inserted; otherwise, the "http://" will appear twice.
6. HINT2. If you do a lot of linking on this site, the system keep track of the links. On the "Add Link" dialog box, left click anywhere inside the box next to "Link URL" - you see a whole list of URLs that you have posted. Click on the appropriate URL and lick OK. Note - the system keeps track of any URL within Navy For Moms and other sites as well. Note: Update on May 19, 2012 - the drop down list is no longer available - probably a change in programming - too many links now. Just use HINT1. BQB.
THERE ABOVE INFORMATION WAS UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 12, 2011 after NING provided an updated editor for the comment box; therefore, the COMMENTS below prior to this date will be obsolete and may not apply.
HOW TO ROTATE, RESIZE AND CROP A PICTURE (ON WINDOWS 7).
Craig detailed how to resize and crop your photos in a discussion within his "Chicken Ship" group. Rather than paraphrasing it, I have provided the link to his discussion. Just click on the link below.http://www.navyformoms.com/group/usschickenshipavastrowdymateysbela...
B...HINt2 dis not work for me...could you check it out? TY :-)
Looks like NING has changed the programming on this. It used to work. Made it a lot easier when the previous links were on a drop down menu. Will make a note above. Thanks.