Arrrghhh I'm such a computer dinosaur!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chookchick, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    So of course I have procrastinated, and now I'm trying to put together my page at the last minute. And as I have been dreading, I can't figure out how to get images on the dang page! The sound on my computer doesn't work, so the video is useless. I'm trying to cut and paste and is says Mozilla and Firefox can't cut and paste (or something like that...). Why can't I do that when I can use it in a post? [​IMG]
    Tried to use the image icon on the tool bar, but all that shows up on the page when I click "insert" is the description. Why does this have to be sooo difficult! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Anybody else had problems with using the page creation on Mozilla firefox??

    here's the pic, just to see what happens....

    and does anyone know if that can be printed out to scale?
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Remove the code from the URL of the image. It's confusing but you can do it.
  3. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    highlight whatever it is and hit ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste. It's how I get around the annoying can't cut/paste errors using firefox [​IMG]
  4. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Thanks so much guys, I'll give that a try, after I have a gin and tonic to get rid of this headache...[​IMG]
  5. gsim

    gsim Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    You're not alone. I know just enough about this thing to be dangerous![​IMG] My cut & paste has never worked from day one in any application I have tried. It appears, but is just a light gray and nothing happens when I click on it. Likely would need windows uninstalled and re-installed. [​IMG] I still use 35MM photography too. A dinosaur in computers AND in photography. [​IMG]
  6. possumqueen

    possumqueen Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    High five, gsim. You and me, baby.

    I've just about got my materials and plans together, and getting them into this computer so I can brag about them on BYC is the biggest nightmare I'm facing.

    At least chookchick got the drawings into the post! I stand in awe!!!![​IMG]

    And I never DID learn 33mm photography, and last spring my brother gave -- GAVE -- me a new digital camera, and I am absolutely positive the danged thing bites! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  7. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    I did it!, I did it!, I did it! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Even a dinosaur can learn new tricks! Got my BYC pages up! I'm not happy with the size of the plan pages, I've got to figure out how to make them print out to scale, or put a ton of measurements on them...

    I finally calmed down enough to remove the "img" tags from the front and back (what a PITA), and it worked! like magic..just like the "how to edit" page says if I had bothered to scroll down further..[​IMG]

    Possumqueen--I know what you mean! My family bought me a really nice digital camera a few years back, and I NEVER used it (what a waste!), they should have included a tutorial session (bunch of geeks). When my husband bought me ANOTHER digital camera, I just about hyperventilated, but finally forced myself to read the directions (gave myself a WHOLE day).
  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    NIce page Chookchick! I like the design! I am gonna build a hoophouse myself..

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