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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 14, 2011 7:33 PM CST
I just did a blog where I enlarged the photo a bit. It does not appear clear, but it is clear when in the little box beside the blog before it is dragged over and made larger and it is clear when I click on the image to enlarge and view?
What am I doing wrong?

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 14, 2011 8:29 PM CST
It's not just the blogs. Pictures is forum threads are a little fuzzy until you click to view larger image.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2011 6:48 AM CST

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It's not meant to resize a thumbnail into a full size image, and when you do that it makes the image very grainy and pixelated.

My recommendation is to not adjust the size of the images you upload. Leave them as the default 250x250 and let your readers click on them to view the full size images.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 15, 2011 7:53 AM CST
Thanks
Just learning to push all buttons, to discover things.
The thumbnails were fine.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2011 8:20 AM CST

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Name: Linda
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Gymgirl
Aug 16, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Dave,
I'm still a bit confused about the pics on my blog. Only one picture (the okra) will enlarge up when I click on it, now. All the others are "fixed." I didn't do anything differently during the uploading.

Could it be the source of my pictures? All of them are coming from my Blackberry 4g memory card. But, so did the okra picture that enlarges when you click on it...

Please check this out, soon. Thanks! I tip my hat to you.
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dave
Aug 16, 2011 12:14 PM CST

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I really don't know. I am thinking about changing the blog feature to not use the editor tool, but instead make it more like the forums. That will make it easier and less confusing for everyone.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Aug 17, 2011 8:38 AM CST
That might be a good idea. You could implement it for a test.

Although, I really enjoy the editor feature (when it works for me) and the options you have. If you decide to keep the editor feature, I'll just keep trying to work with the pictures I upload.

Thanks! Lovey dubby
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 21, 2011 3:57 PM CST
Does anyone else have a problem with cutting, copying, or pasting into their blog?

Using Mozilla/Firefox I get a message that can't be done due to some reason or other. Then it gives a long-winded way to make it so.

Using IE I can copy/paste but when I preview what I've written it is all one piece, no paragraph breaks, just run-on sentences.

It's funny because I can cut and paste on other areas of ATP, just not into the blog stuff.

Shoe

edited to add:
Darn, now it is doing the same in IE...I can copy/paste but the preview won't allow paragraphs, etc. In the "working copy" I see the spaces/paragraphs, in preview it's all run on. I also noticed on IE there is no tool bar (if that is the correct term), i.e., Bold, Italic, Center, left align, etc.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 21, 2011 4:22 PM CST
I would like it more like the forums, as my spelling is very bad(even the spell check has thrown in the towel) I need to copy and past.
Thank you
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 21, 2011 4:24 PM CST
So it won't copy and paste for you either, wren?

I was wondering if it was my ancient operating system (win2k).

Shoe
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 21, 2011 5:08 PM CST

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I just tested mine, Shoe, and found that you were right: I couldn't copy/paste while I was in Mozilla/Firefox. I had no trouble doing it on IE, however. The system retained my format and there was a tool bar. I'm using Windows 7 and IE 8.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 21, 2011 5:14 PM CST
Okay, thanks.
I can't upgrade beyond IE 6 due to my OS so maybe that is part of it.

For some reason I was able to get one blog entry/draft to show up with paragraphs by using two windows, one with FF and the other IE...I think I saved it in IE, then reopened it in FF that time. Now can't remember exactly what I did.

However, I don't think I want to do a blog that is gonna require two different browsers to operate it. I'm sure Dave will tweak it at some point.

Thanks again.

Shoe
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Aug 21, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Okay, update.

Still no toolbar in IE but I was able to type my entry in paragraphs in IE, then saved it.

I went to FF and opened ATP, went to my blog control, opened it and nope, it was still all run-on format BUT I edited it, adding paragraphs then saving it. It it now in paragraph format but it sure is going around the block to get next door, eh? I hope FF allows us to copy/paste at some point into our blogs.

Thanks for the feed back, Folks!
Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 22, 2011 6:57 AM CST

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The system for entering articles is a third party tool that I have incorporated into ATP, and it is missing many important features, including an automatic spell checking feature and a convenient copy/paste.

Worse still, it disables the native spell checking of your browser.

I have, and still am, contemplating moving our features that use this tool (currently blogs and articles) feature away from this toolbar tool and over to a more simple BB Code based textarea like we use in the forums. But making that work to produce the kinds of quality layouts that we are accustomed to is the big challenge that I've been working to overcome.
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threegardeners
Aug 22, 2011 7:06 AM CST
Until then...

Copy is **Ctrl C** or is that cut...

Paste is **Ctrl V** for sure.

Ctrl is the button below the *shift* button on your keyboard.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 22, 2011 7:57 AM CST
No worries here, Dave, I was able to get around it and work it so I can copy/paste in IE then re-do it so the paragraphs show up. Now that I know what to do I can work with it.

I imagine you have enough you're working on, the blog stuff can wait for a more convenient time, eh? Besides, most of us spend our time in the forums, helping to build those up with content! Yay!

Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 22, 2011 11:43 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 24, 2011 5:25 PM CST

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threegardeners said:Until then...

Copy is **Ctrl C** or is that cut...

Paste is **Ctrl V** for sure.

Ctrl is the button below the *shift* button on your keyboard.


I have been meaning to add a new entry to my blog for a while now and this thread reminded of it. I use this keyboard cut & paste method most of the time anyways and just tried it, worked perfectly. Thumbs up
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Aug 24, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Thanks, Sue!

I just went and tried it, too. It works using the keyboard. Yay! I tend to be a "mouser" though and was only trying it with right-click mousing, which brought up the error message.

Again, thanks for the tip...

Shoe (now I gotta remember where "C" and V" are on the keyboard...normally I type w/out looking and the letters have been worn off this keyboard for several years now. If I look at the keyboard to find one button with a letter (C or V, for example) I never know what keys are what; if I type as normal my fingers know automatically.

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