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Title: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: Dimps 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?

Dimps
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: Berlin-Bob 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 (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,41541.msg168581.html#msg168581)

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
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: Dimps on Friday 15 July 05 00:17 BST (UK)
Thanks Bob.  I've pasted in "Jap's idea".

Best wishes
Dimps
Title: Wide messages and scrolling sideways
Post by: Christopher 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

Moderator Comment:  Topics merged
Title: Re: Wide messages and scrolling sideways
Post by: Falkyrn 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.
Title: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
Post by: VICTORIA 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.

Victoria
Title: Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
Post by: Falkyrn 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.
Title: Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
Post by: VICTORIA 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  :)
Title: Re: Why has my screen suddenly gone WIDE
Post by: VICTORIA 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  :)
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 10 December 05 13:41 GMT (UK)
Just a general thought on this subject:

I notice this wide-screen effect quite often but when I point it out to others, they say "Sorry, I hadn't noticed"

This does not mean they don't check their postings -- but it probably does mean they are using a desktop or tower computer with a screen width (resolution) of 1280 or even 1600 pixels.

Many of us use laptops, with a resolution of 1024 pixels, or on older machines, even 800 pixels, so whether images or long URLs, we do notice it !!

Bob
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: VICTORIA on Saturday 10 December 05 15:00 GMT (UK)
I believe mine is 600X800.

Hope this is ok.

Victoria  :)
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: SS from The Rhondda on Saturday 10 December 05 15:40 GMT (UK)
This simple idea may help:

Click on the RootsChat PRINT button, found on the top right of the first reply on each page.
It brings up a 'Print Preview' page that contains all the replies wrapping correctly.

The images aren't displayed, though.
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: VICTORIA on Saturday 10 December 05 18:45 GMT (UK)
I tried this, had plenty of information.

Thanks a lot.

Victoria  :)
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: dennford on Saturday 10 December 05 22:48 GMT (UK)
SS, absolutely great!
       I love tips that make life simple rather than complicate things more.

                                                Denn
Title: Re: Post too W--I--D--E!
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Wednesday 01 March 06 07:20 GMT (UK)
"Keeping it in the family"

     Instead of the tinyURL tip, how about this, a RootsChat solution:


Topic: Shrinking Very Long Website Links 
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,134417.0.html

Trystan has set up a similar system to tinyURL on RootsChat. 
See the above topic for more details.