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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby BigFoot48 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:24 am

[url]<a href="http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97352&p=1405885#p1405885" title="Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model">Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model</a>[/url]

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:37 am

BigFoot48 wrote:[url]<a href="http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97352&p=1405885#p1405885" title="Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model">Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model</a>[/url]

<a href="http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&amp;t=97352">Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model</a>

Sorry, the forum software does not allow HTML. It's restricted to what's known as "BBCode" which is described here: BBCode

Select the link and click on the "URL" button in the edit box menu. To insert a text description use the form as shown in the Wikipedia article. The above link is formatted as:

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[url=http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97352&p=1405885#p1405885]Retiree Roth Conversion Decision Model[/url]

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby BigFoot48 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:40 am

Thank you! for your prompt and detailed response to my fumbling attempts to figure out how to do a link with title. Saved me hours no doubt.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby 90south » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Links are good

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:41 am

Help :!: :!:

Please help the technologically inept learn to post images.

Like those neat comparison graphs of fund growth you can create at Morningstar. I know how to create those graphs in Morninstar, and how to change the comparisons to add or delete indexes or funds, and how to change the time frame. I just can't learn how to include in a post on the forum.

I have read Wiki article link: Posting images in the Bogleheads forum , I have read these explanations, and I have even tried just fiddling around with the image function, and just can't figure it out.

Can someone explain this to me in really easy to understsand terms (you don't have to start with "turn your computer on", but please make it pretty basic)?
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Default User BR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:00 am

ruralavalon wrote:Like those neat comparison graphs of fund growth you can create at Morningstar. I know how to create those graphs in Morninstar, and how to change the comparisons to add or delete indexes or funds, and how to change the time frame. I just can't learn how to include in a post on the forum.

I assume you want to insert an image. I haven't done it specifically for Morningstar charts, but the usual procedure is that once you have an image you want, right-click and save it as an image to your local storage. Then upload it to an image storage site. Finally, use that URL as the source for the [IMG] tags in your message.

The problem is that you haven't specified the actual steps you've tried, so it's hard to troubleshoot what you're doing.


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:53 am

Default User BR wrote: . . . but the usual procedure is that once you have an image you want [I get this far, no more], right-click and save it as an image to your local storage. Then upload it to an image storage site. Finally, use that URL as the source for the [IMG] tags in your message.

I get as far as creating the comparison graph at Morningstar. Is there any more to do before the steps you describe? The wiki talks about: seeming to be or not be a web page, capturing a screen, editing, cropping, etc -- it sounds like they are discussing how to islolate something like the comparison graph from the other content of the Morningstar page that its on, but I don't really understand what they are saying or how to do it.

And this is where I get completely lost, I don't know what those underlined terms mean. There may be more I don't understand later, but I don't get what you have explained so far.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby dratkinson » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:39 pm

ruralavalon wrote:...
Can someone explain this to me in really easy to understsand terms (you don't have to start with "turn your computer on", but please make it pretty basic)?


I'll take a swing.

An image server is a web server that hosts images for display on the internet. (This forum's policy is we will not host images.)

For fun, click on any image and select "Properties". This will show you the complete name of the image file and the web server that is hosting the image. Why do you care? Because you can probably use the same free image server to host your image.

    Partial list of free image servers.
    tinypic.com
    photobucket.com

    Follow their instructions to upload your image.

    Use the copy/paste function to copy your assigned image filename and paste it into your post.

Once your image is correctly sized and on a web server... (I don't remember the forum sizing requirements.), place the IMG tag pair around your assigned image filename in your post. It looks like this:

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[img]AssignedImageFilename[/img]


Test your post using the forum Preview option to ensure your image displays properly.



So the simple steps are:

1. Edit/resize your image.

2. Upload it to an image server.

3. Reference your image by its assigned filename in your post and surrounded by the IMG tag pair.

4. Test your post.

Done.



Example.

Notice below image. (I copied its filename from a post above. I worked my fingers to the bone using right-click/copy filename/paste. Oh the pain!)

Right-click on the image and select Properties. Notice the image server is photobucket.com.

Then select Quote on this post and view the IMG tag pair around the filename Photobucket assigned to the image.

Go forth and do the same.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Default User BR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:35 pm

ruralavalon wrote:I get as far as creating the comparison graph at Morningstar. Is there any more to do before the steps you describe?

The steps vary somewhat depending on your browser. With FireFox for Windows 7, you right-click on the graph. One of the context-menu choices is Save Image As . . . If that is selected, a file-save box appears. The default for my brower is GenerateFundChart.ashx.png.

You can change the name to whatever you like and select the folder to save it in. That will save it to your hard drive or flash drive or whatever you choose. You should be able to then open the saved file with an image-viewer or paint program.

From there, dratkinson's instructions are solid.


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:51 pm

Default User BR, dratkinson:

Thank you very much.

I'll give it a shot later this afternoon, and report back.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:53 pm

We have windows, use internet explorer.

When I right click on the graph, and choose "properties," I get this address: (URL) "http://globalquote.morningstar.com/globalcomponent". I right click to "copy" the part in quotes, then do what? Lost again.
Default User DR wrote:You can change the name to whatever you like and select the folder to save it in. That will save it to your hard drive or flash drive or whatever you choose. You should be able to then open the saved file with an image-viewer or paint program.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Default User BR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:06 pm

ruralavalon wrote:We have windows, use internet explorer.
When I right click on the graph, and choose "properties,"

With IE, right-click and select "Save Picture".


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:46 pm

Default User BR wrote:
ruralavalon wrote:We have windows, use internet explorer.
When I right click on the graph, and choose "properties,"

With IE, right-click and select "Save Picture".


Brian


When I right click on a graph, pie chart, table, or style box at M*, "save picture" is not one of the choices.

When I did that on this chart on the wiki, http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/File:TrinityTable3.jpg , one of the choices is "save picture as".
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:56 pm

From this website: http://globalquote.morningstar.com/glob ... -US&reg=US (Microsoft Corporation)

This works in Firefox: Put your mouse in the center of the graphs and right-click, select "View image", which now shows a long URL: http://globalquote.morningstar.com/glob ... hasF=false

Put that in the img quotes as:
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[img]http://globalquote.morningstar.com/globalcomponent/GenerateStockChart.ashx?chart=fivedays&w=955&h=266&range=&ticker=XNAS%3AMSFT&color=0|&lan=en-US&region=USA&cfg=GF:7&curry=USD&extraParam=0|0&isS=true&isD=true&hasF=false[/img]

To get:
Image
I tried this in IE and it would not let me view the picture, the above technique won't work. My only option is "Save Picture" then save the file to your PC. :annoyed
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:43 pm

Tried to skip ahead to things already on our computer, right clicked on a picture and on a WPerfect document.

Did not get "view image", "save picture", or anything similar sounding as a choice.

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Went to Yahoo and right clicked on a picture, selected "copy shortcut", got a long url, tried to put in quotes and insert in the img function, got this:


[img]"http://hsrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AtJeSA638NjgGTcDQu4hRSGbvZx4;_ylc=X3oDMTdnbXJzajBhBF9TAzIwMjM1MzgwNzUEYQMxMzA3MjYgb21nIGluc2lkZXIgd2lubmllIGNvb3BlciB2BGNjb2RlA3NzZ2EEY3BvcwM0BGQDZW8EZWQDMQRnA2lkLTM0MDAyOTMEaW50bAN1cwRpdGMDMARsdHh0AyYjMzk7V29uZGVyWWVhcnMmIzM5O3N0YXJmbGF1bnRzb3V0cmFnZW91c2dldHVwBHBrZ3QDMQRwa2d2AzE1BHBvcwMxBHNlYwN0ZC1mZWEEc2xrA2ltYWdlBHRhcgNvbWcueWFob28uY29tBHRlc3QDOTAwBHdvZQMxMjc4NDcyNA--/RV=1/RE=1376105703/RH=aHNyZC55YWhvby5jb20-/RO=2/RU=aHR0cDovL29tZy55YWhvby5jb20vYmxvZ3MvY2VsZWItbmV3cy93aW5uaWUtY29vcGVyLXZlLW5ldmVyLXNlZW4taGVyLTE4NTQzMTc2Ni5odG1sP3ZwPTE-/RS=%5EADAOImb2yWVA9kqlKeWqHSQHhXPelI-"[/img]

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Default User BR » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:05 am

Here's exactly what I did:
1. Went to this URL for VTSMX: http://quotes.morningstar.com/fund/VTSMX/f?t=VTSMX
3. On that graph, clicked More.
4. On the resulting graph, right-clicked and selected Save Picture.


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby ruralavalon » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:50 am

Thank you for the help.

No success, will copy and save the intructions. I am probably misunderstanding something real basic, and so will try again in few days when less frustrated.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby SnapShots » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:36 am

OK, already. :D
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Default User BR » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:27 am

ruralavalon wrote:No success, will copy and save the intructions. I am probably misunderstanding something real basic, and so will try again in few days when less frustrated.

Make sure you get to the correct chart first. The one on the site I linked didn't allow me to save it as an image. By clicking More (which you usually want anyway) you get one that does.


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Simplegift » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:22 pm

ruralavalon wrote:No success, will copy and save the instructions. I am probably misunderstanding something real basic, and so will try again in few days when less frustrated.

When willing to try again, are you open trying to a new approach to image capture?

This doesn't involve saving the image to your computer directly from the web (though this a viable approach, outlined by others upthread), but rather copying the image to your computer — so you can then save, resize, annotate and ultimately share the image. How you do this depends on your operating system:

    • For Windows 7: Use the Snipping Tool, as explained here.
    • For Windows Vista: Also use the Snipping Tool, as explained here.
    • For Mac OS 10.4 or later: Use the Preview app (Grab or Take Screen Shot > From Selection), explained here.
Once you learn this trick, you then can capture any chart, table or photo from the Web, crop it, resize it or annotate it as you like — then upload it to an image sharing site for posting to the Forum.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby hornet96 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:55 pm

Test post.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Dale_G » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:14 am

[url][IMG]=http://i43.tinypic.com/2nr0ox3.png]test
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby #Cruncher » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:43 am

Dale_G wrote:[url][IMG]=http://i43.tinypic.com/2nr0ox3.png]test
[/IMG][/url]
Dale, it looks like you're trying to embed an image in a post and have it link to a web site. Instructions are included to do this in Showing images in posts in the BBCode guide.

For example, the following displays your graph and makes it link to Morningstar:
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[url=http://www.morningstar.com][img]http://i43.tinypic.com/2nr0ox3.png[/img][/url]

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby FrugalInvestor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:01 pm

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby mikefixac » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:51 pm

This is URL
http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/mikefixac/media/Untitled_zps21415d9f.png.html

This is Image
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby 500Kaiser » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:13 pm

image test

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Engineer » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:15 pm

Test Test Test Test
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby nocturne » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:28 am

Test!!
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby AndrewXnn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:01 pm

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Thanks! Here is my first try:

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby gkaplan » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Test. This is a test.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby JW Nearly Retired » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Did the format of the http://www.bogleheads.org/ change yesterday or did I do something to change it. The menus on the left have jumped to the right side and the encoding appears different.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby herbie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:17 pm

JW Nearly Retired wrote:Did the format of the http://www.bogleheads.org/ change yesterday or did I do something to change it. The menus on the left have jumped to the right side and the encoding appears different.
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See LadyGeek's post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=134223
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby NYCProf » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:24 pm

Test post...
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby pennstater2005 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:37 pm

How do I snip quotes?
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:09 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:How do I snip quotes?

Reply to the thread (PostReply), then underneath the post area is the rest of the thread. Scroll down to the post of interest, then swipe (select) the desired section with your mouse. Hit the "Quote" button in the top right corner of the post you've just swiped. It shows up in the post.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby pennstater2005 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:13 pm

LadyGeek wrote:Scroll down to the post of interest, then swipe (select) the desired section with your mouse. Hit the "Quote" button in the top right corner of the post you've just swiped.


Just trying this to make sure it worked.

Edit: It did. Thank you very much LadyGeek. Never would've figured that out :oops:
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby SuperGrafx » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:37 am

First post - test!
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby JW Nearly Retired » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:37 pm

time check..........5:37 PM
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby grap0013 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 pm

Any human being is really good at certain things. Most people are pretty modest instead of an arrogant S.O.B. like me, what comes naturally, you don’t see as a special skill.
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