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Posted: Sat, 6th Jun 2009, 7:22pm

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sir alex

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How do I atach a file in a post? For example I put my script on the forums a wile ago by just copy and pasting from microsoft word and people said I should put it as a pdf for example, but don't have the adobe software for that I want to make an atachment for microsoft word.

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Posted: Sat, 6th Jun 2009, 7:45pm

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Axeman

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You upload any file to whatever webhost you have available ( www.imageshack.us if often used for pictures, its free) and put the link in your post. to embed images, use the [img] tags thusly:
[img]link to image[/img]
Posted: Sat, 6th Jun 2009, 10:25pm

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No Respite Productions

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Hey SirAlex,

Are you sure you don't have a create PDF feature with your version of Word. It's a pretty standard feature.

Try going to print your script in Word, then when the pop up window appears, click on the drop down menu where you can see your printer name.

If you can see Adobe PDF in that list of printers then select that, hit the print button... choose what to call the file and where to save it and you are sorted.

Alternatively, I can't recommend you check out CELTX enough... it's free and will allow you to create a properly formatted script with relative ease. Another bonus is you can create a PDF of your script once you are finished.

After which, do what Axeman said with regards to hosting.

Hope that helps,

NR
Posted: Sun, 7th Jun 2009, 5:40pm

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sir alex

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I put my script in celtx and don't know how to attach it to my post.
Posted: Sun, 7th Jun 2009, 6:44pm

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Copy and Paste?

Simple as that.
Posted: Sun, 7th Jun 2009, 8:03pm

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Axeman

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Actually, Silverdragon7, that is what he did the first time, which caused so many complaints. Very few people will to take the time to read a script of any length that isn't properly formatted, and that formatting often won't survive a copy and paste into an internet forum.

You have several options. m You can use the print command to create a pdf, as explained in detail by No Respite Productions in his earlier post, you can use the Export Script command in the Script menu to export a text version, or you can just provide a link to the CeltX file, which anyone can open in CeltX directly on their end.
Posted: Sun, 7th Jun 2009, 11:04pm

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sir alex

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I don't want to pay to make a celtx account.
Posted: Sun, 7th Jun 2009, 11:18pm

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No Respite Productions

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sir alex wrote:

I don't want to pay to make a celtx account.
No worries, there are plenty of free file hosting websites on the web that you can use. Afraid I can't give any recommendations right now but if you do a google on "file hosting websites" you should see a few free websites right at the top of the search results that will allow you to host and let others download your script.

Read terms and conditions carefully etc etc.
Posted: Mon, 8th Jun 2009, 12:53am

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AwesomeFist

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you can always put it on file front then put the url to it
hope that helps. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 8th Jun 2009, 1:11am

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Terminal Velocity

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Just re-format it here, unless it's really complicated. That's what I do...
Posted: Mon, 8th Jun 2009, 8:09am

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Simon K Jones

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Richard III wrote:

Just re-format it here, unless it's really complicated. That's what I do...
That would be a seriously tedious process on the forum, and probably still wouldn't look much like a script.

I'd be surprised if Word can't export to PDF, it's a fairly standard feature these days. You could always import the Word file to Open Office then export to PDF from there?
Posted: Mon, 8th Jun 2009, 2:46pm

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sir alex

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I mean like in this tutorial except in a post.
http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view/21/Writing+a+script
Posted: Mon, 8th Jun 2009, 3:06pm

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sir alex wrote:

I mean like in this tutorial except in a post.
http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view/21/Writing+a+script
We've already explained how to do this. Axeman has covered how to do it through CELTX and I've covered MS Word.

Look I'll meet you half way, if you PM when you've got a version of your script in a PDF file, I'll get it hosted online for you via my website... I think I've got a bit of free space on there so no biggy.

Once that is done, I'll give you the hyperlink which you can link to in your post... exactly like the example you've included above.

Sound cool?