Attaching a file to a post in a thread is easy once you know where the 'box' to do it is.
You can attach up to five (5) files in any individual post.
The total space per file can not exceed 2.8 megabytes in size.
The key to attaching a file is to get into the posting 'screen'. You do this by:
To Start a New Thread
- Starting a new thread
- Replying in a thread
, you must be in a forum listing. You can not
Start a New Thread from within
a thread. When you are in a forum listing, you will see this icon
near the top and near the bottom of every forum listing page (*except for the 'Main Forum Listing' home page).
This is a posting (also used for editing) 'screen' with the basic posting box. It is the box you will see when you Start a New Thread
It is the same screen you will see when you Reply
to a post from within a thread
. Either way - Starting a New Thread or Replying within a new thread, you will see the same basic screen.
What you may not notice is there are more 'Options' when you Reply in a thread and when you Start a New Thread. But - You have to scroll down to see these options.
When you click the Manage Attachment button, a small popup will appear. Most popup blockers will not block this popup because it is a 'requested' popup, but if you don't get the Manage Attachments popup box your popup blocker may be interfering with it.
Once this popup comes up, you click the Browse button and navigate to the file on your computer which you want to upload. Double clicking the file name should 'load' it in the Browse box and return you to the Manage Attachments popup. If you want to upload more than one file, do the same thing with another 'Browse' box. You can upload a total of 5 files at one time.
Click Upload. Now the file(s) should start uploading to the forum. Remember, you are Uploading a file. The bigger the file, and the slower your connection, the longer it will take. For example, a 2 megabyte file will not upload 'instantly'.
When the upload is complete, you should see something like this:
When you see this with the file name, you know you file has been uploaded and you can Close the Manage Attachment box.
Then, You simply click the "Submit Reply" button on the post.
If you have problems or questions about how to Attach a file to a post, feel free to Reply in this thread.