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can't paste an image

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  1. joyt

    joyt Thread Starter

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    hi,

    i'm teaching an online friend how to copy & paste text and images into message board posts. she's new to the net, has a new pc, and wants to learn.

    she can copy & paste text into a post just fine using her mouse, and she can copy an image using her mouse. however, the image won't paste into an online post . :mad:

    after copying the image, we tried to paste it into an online post by using:

    menu bar > edit > paste

    we had no luck :( paste won't highlight on the menu bar.:eek:

    she's using windows XP and IE. what could be the problem? can pasting an image be disabled in IE? :confused:

    thank u,
    joy
     
  2. tamilynn63

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    what is the site? may not allow you to post anything but text or can you without a problem? she using IE or Firefox or?
     
  3. joyt

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    she can't paste or post any google images - jpg, gif, or png

    all the images have worked for me, whether i use IE or firefox.

    she uses IE.

    ty,
    joy
     
  4. sekirt

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    From the way you describe it, that is correct: paste will not highlight because you can't copy/paste an image.

    Can you provide step-by-step details on exactly the way you do it and are successful?

    For instance....try to copy one of the smilies in your previous posts and then paste it into a new edit box at this forum. It shouldn't be successful.

    sekirt
     
  5. joyt

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    i can do it with no problem using IE or firefox.

    it's my online friend whom i'm teaching who has the problem. she's in KY, and i'm in GA. ;) i will get her to register and post tomorrow, ok? :)

    meanwhile, do u want the instructions that i gave her?

    joy
     
  6. sekirt

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    You can copy a smilie from your post and paste it into a new post? Please detail exactly what you did.

    Yes, by all means, detail the instructions you gave her.

    -->Edit...let's stick with IE for the example because I don't use Firefox.

    sekirt
     
  7. joyt

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    i copied and pasted this smilie using IE - [​IMG]

    right-click > properties > copy http://images.techguy.org/smilies/smile.gif > place within image brackets = [​IMG]

    ***

    ok, the instructions that i gave her:

    "1. right-click on the image - choose properties (the last option)

    2. left-click on properties
    a gray box will appear

    3. copy the Address with your right-click button. the... any ideas?:confused: :( :o thanks, joy
     
  8. sekirt

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    LOL - that isn't "copying" an image. When you copy text, you highlight and then paste it. Many would have thought that was what you meant by copying an image - highlight the image and then paste it - which is exactly what will not work.

    But what you describe above, pasting the address/URL for an image is exactly correct. I believe there was confusion communicating what you did.

     
  9. joyt

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    thanks! :) when she gets online, we'll try your instructions. LOL - i wouldn't be surprised if i was the one who erred. :eek:

    i'll get back to u with an update, ;)
    joy
     
  10. joyt

    joyt Thread Starter

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    well, guess what? :) u were exactly right! :cool: problem solved! :) thank u so much! :)

    thank u, again! :)
    joy
     
  11. sekirt

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    You are very welcome. Glad it worked. (y)

    sekirt
     
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