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[*] posted on 15-10-2005 at 08:38 PM
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Tried to put on an avatar but have just got red cross in a box - I'm not very computer literate so not sure what has gone wrong -help please.
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[*] posted on 19-10-2005 at 10:43 AM


Hi Val
If you input the url (the web address you took for your avatar) into a normal internet explorer web page it comes up with this:

http://groups.msn.com/HighlandPonyAlbum/vals.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&...

which is the full web page with the photo on it. Great photo by the way!

Two things are wrong - firstly you want the thumbnail version of the picture from the index list of your shoebox, not the large version. Secondly it is just the photo url you want, rather than the whole web page, as the whole web page won't display.

Step 1.: Go to this page in your Album http://groups.msn.com/HighlandPonyAlbum/vals.msnw?Page=1

Step 2.: Choose the picture you want as your avatar

Step 3.: right click on the picture, choose properties from the grey box list that comes up. In the properties box where it says Address (url): copy the address that should be this http://sc.groups.msn.com/tn/F0/61/HighlandPonyAlbum/87/8f5.jpg

You are looking for a code that starts http:// and ends in .jpeg or .gif as this denotes it is an image file that will display as a picture when you put it into your avatar.

You can test you have the right and complete information by putting the code you gathered into the address box of internet explorer and viewing it http://sc.groups.msn.com/tn/F0/61/HighlandPonyAlbum/87/8f5.jpg If you click on the link <--- it should come up with the small thumbnail photo you want on a plain white background.

Step 4.: Paste the code http://sc.groups.msn.com/tn/F0/61/HighlandPonyAlbum/87/8f5.jpg into the avatar box of your profile.

Step 5.: Test it to make sure its worked!

Hope all this makes sense. If you get stuck I'll give you a hand but its probably best you have a bash yourself to start with at least!

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[*] posted on 19-10-2005 at 06:20 PM


Thanks Claire. When I first changed the url it still wasn't working, but now it is - so not sure if you tweaked it or it sorted itself out. I don't think you have any idea how computer illiterate I am. :umm?: :umm?: :umm?:
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[*] posted on 19-10-2005 at 06:44 PM


There was one / missed out in the address, that was it so well done you! :clap: :clap: :clap:



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