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Post too W--I--D--E!
« on: Thursday 14 July 05 12:47 BST (UK) »
I posted a message in the Common Room with a picture that came out much bigger than I expected.  This has resulted in the text covering too wide an area to read comfortably on both that and the replies.  I have now halved the size of the picture, but the text is still unwieldy.  How can I rectify this?

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Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 July 05 18:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Dimps,

the problem now, is that you  posted an URL which is wider than the screen.  Nothing you can do about it really, ........

unless you use this idea from JAP:

Quote from: JAP
If you don't already know (and as it can get distracting scrolling across posts) there is a wonderful site that will turn a great big long URL into a Tiny URL for you!  It is at:
http://tinyurl.com/
You can then include the tinyURL in your post and it will still lead to the right site but it won't make the thread scroll horizontally.
in: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,41541.msg168581.html#msg168581

Moderator Comment: 
Even better is to use the similar, RootsChat-based solution - see Reply 14 below

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,111822.msg602906.html#msg602906
or direct: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,134417.0.html


or, using the above URL as an example, instead of just pasting in the url, write
Code: [Select]
You can use [url=http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,41541.msg168581.html#msg168581]JAP's idea[/url]
the URL itself won't show in the posting, instead, what you see is this:
You can use JAP's idea

You can also click on "Add BCC tags" above, bottom row, second from the left to get the
Code: [Select]
[url][/url]tags

Hope either of these help,
Bob
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Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 July 05 00:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bob.  I've pasted in "Jap's idea".

Best wishes
Dimps
Linberry, Chatfield, Faulkner, West in West Sussex
Towell, in Shoreditch and Exeter
Spurling from Norfolk
Bateson from Norfolk
Snell, Lorkin, Norman from Suffolk
O'Boyle/Boyle from Donegal
Murray, McCann, Gunn from Sutherland
Davis, Bute from Woolwich

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Wide messages and scrolling sideways
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 November 05 06:54 GMT (UK) »
Good Morning All,

Could someone please explain why it is necessary for us to scroll from side to side? It is extremely difficult to maintain one's train of thought whilst reading long distances across the screen.

Many thanks, Chris

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Re: Wide messages and scrolling sideways
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 November 05 09:26 GMT (UK) »
This generally happens when someone posts an image which is wider than the original table or posts a full url for a web page which is extremely long. The table system that Rootschat uses is a flexible one so the pages widen to accomodate these insertions.
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Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 December 05 10:51 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me why my screen has suddenly gone
WIDE. Trying to read my posts today was hilarious I had to use mouse to move screen from left to right.

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Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 December 05 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Rootschat is based on a variable table size which moves to accomodate what is posted ..... if you post an image which is wider than the screen this happens for every subsequent post for that thread.

The same happens if you place an extremely long web address into a line although there are ways around this one.

 :-[  I'm presuming of course that you are simply referring to Rootschat.
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Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 December 05 16:39 GMT (UK) »
Yes I do mean on Rootschat.

Will see how I go on. Wont type too far along in future.

Victoria  :)
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Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 December 05 19:02 GMT (UK) »
Yes I do mean on Rootschat.

Will see how I go on. Wont type too far along in future.

Victoria  :)

Thanks Bob for this merged information  :)
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HOPE NORTHUMBERLAND
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FOY, ROSCOMMON IRELAND,LIVERPOOL.
SMITH,HAMPSHIRE, & LIVERPOOL
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