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Basic Instructions For Dummies

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Jude, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear All,

    Please can you tell me how to use these message icons? I have tried, but they never seem to work. I'm obviously missing the salient point, as per usual.

    Thanks! Jude
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    using icons

    When you write your message, select a Message icon by pressing the radio button alongside [that's the blank circle that gets a black dot when you select it with your mousie]

    That will put an icon at the head of your message.

    To add a smiley somewhere within the body of a message, just press the one you want.

    You won't actually see either until the message is sent, by the way ;)
     

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  3. Mjaqmac

    Mjaqmac Registered User

    Mar 13, 2004
    939
    Smarty Pants

    You're such a Smart Alec Braveheart.
    Mac
     
  4. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    #4 Jude, Aug 2, 2004
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2004
    Dear Bruce,

    Hope this works Jude


    Okay I've got the one at the top. What happened to the one in the middle
     
  5. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Bruce, I've only got smilies on the top of my page. There aren't any listed on the left hand side as in your instructions. Should there be two lots of them? If so, that will account for why I can't get any in the body of the post. I failed rocket science at school by the way. Jude
     
  6. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    #6 CraigC, Aug 2, 2004
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2004
    Hi Jude,

    check this out

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/misc.php?s=&action=showsmilies

    It sounds like you have disabled smilies somehow. To enable smilies again, clear the 'Disable Smilies in This Post' checkbox...Its at the bottom in the Options section.

    If you don't see the box in Bruces picture, it may have something to do with your bowser (e.g. Internet Explorer version).

    I'm pretty sure you can also just type in the smily code e.g. :) to get them to appear.

    hope that helps
    Craig
     
  7. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    The Color Red

    Because the browser interprets the smilies and you may not be able to see the characters, I have attached a pdf document with them on.
     

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  8. Katy44

    Katy44 Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    134
    If there's a dummies club, can I join?

    The one thing I thought was wrong with this site is that when you go to post to a thread, you can't see the thread while you are typing your reply.
    I have just realised that the thread is there - below the box you are typing in!!
     
  9. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Formatting

    Dear All

    I have just read this thread and noticed on Brucies reply he shows a formatting area which doesn't appear on my computer.

    Is this due to old age, either the computer's or mine, or is it something that can be switched on and off? The computer is 5, I am 76.

    Barraf
     
  10. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Barraf

    which browser are you using? I assume Internet Explorer...

    If so, what version of Internet Explorer?

    If you don't know, then from the top menu select Help then select About Internet Explorer

    The version number will be displayed.
     
  11. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello Bruce

    Yes Internet Explorer.
    Version 6.0.2800.1106
    Last update Q832894

    All that means nothing to me, hope it does to you.

    Cheers Barraf
     
  12. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hmm.... that is the same as mine.

    Try going to Tools

    then Internet Options

    then select Advanced

    I have attached what my advanced Browse options look like - are yours the same?

    Bruce
     

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  13. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello Bruce

    Yes the dialogue box is the same, and the same boxes are ticked as far as I can see. Although I cannot scroll down on your image.

    Barraf
     
  14. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello again Bruce

    I have managed to get the extra formatting on screen now. The control panel setting was basic edit only, have now checked standard editing and have the extra formats.

    Thanks for your help.

    Barraf.
     
  15. mocha

    mocha Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    176
    Lancs, England
    wrong thread

    I posted a new thread this morning but went into the wrong forum. Is it possible to move it without typing it out again?
     
  16. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Mocha I have asked the other moderators to move it for you - hopefully will happen later.
    Helen
     

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