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mighalpern

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engineering report creation
« on: February 28, 2016, 04:34:52 PM »
I would like to begin my engineering report and was wondering if I can create it in word with pictures in the text.  then copy paste it into the my report.  will that work or do I need to do the pictures separately?  don't want to screw up the RW server with a huge file to load.  I don't have a lot of pictures in my photobucket account so this would be easier as I can incorporate them off my computer into the word document.
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Re: engineering report creation
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 05:06:16 PM »
You need to create a thread, with your preferred name .. then all the rest of it you have to post in the text box.  You won't be able to use a word file for the content. sorry

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Re: engineering report creation
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 06:39:37 PM »
Forum only works with plain test with tags (like for image, urls and some formatting).

When I create lengthy posts with photos, I first crop and resize the photos, then I upload them to Photobucket.  Next, I create a text file in the same folder where the photos are with a list of direct URL for all the photos. I also get rid of the "~original" tag on the end of each URL - sometimes that tag confuses the forum software).  So make sure each URL ends in .jpg.  Then I create a 2nd text file with the text of the write-up and there I copy/paste the image URLs where they belong, while also adding the IMG tag around them.  The write-up itself can be initially done in any word processor, but it needs to be in plain text format for creating a TRW thread. That is why I use text file format for the version which is ready to be published.

Once all that is done I simply create a new thread in TRW and copy/past the entire text file. Since the text and image URLs are already properly arranged and formatted, the thread should look as you intended.
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Re: engineering report creation
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 06:55:14 PM »
You can write it in Word (for spelling and grammar checking) and then cut/paste the text over here.

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Re: engineering report creation
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 08:48:46 PM »
thank you very much.
I knew I would have to create the thread, just didn't know the rest, now i do.
thanks  Tom, Peteski, and John