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How to attach files to the thread we post in this forum?

Mar 8, 2012 2:44 PM

How to attach files to the thread we post in this forum?

 

I’m wondering why there is no feature that allows attaching files from our hard drives! It is not practical to upload our file first in a certain web to provide it as a link in the post.

 

Is there a way to attach our files directly from our hard drive to the post?

 

Please, have a look on the screenshot below that shows a forum which includes all the very basic features!

 

Thank you for the help

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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    Mar 8, 2012 3:06 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    [ moved to the forum comments section ]

     

    We don't allow generic file uploads as there are obvious security and intellectual property issues. Users can link to externally-hosted files (subject to the terms and conditions concerning copyright and spam), which ensures Adobe is not liable for the content.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 8:00 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    >personally, I don't see any problem with that

     

    Allowing anyone to upload a possibly infected file is an extremely bad idea

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 7:03 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    John T Smith wrote:

     

    Allowing anyone to upload a possibly infected file is an extremely bad idea

    I remember in the first version of the Jive forum, attachments were allowed, but quarantined until scanned for malware.

     

    I don't remember when & why this disappeared.

     

    Personally I think attachments are often very useful; e.g. in the Adobe Reader forum posters are often asked to provide a problematic PDF file.  The only way to do this now is to post it on a 3rd-party site, or send it to someone by email.

     

    I think posting samples here at the forum directly is more useful, especially since a mechanism to scan for malware is (was) actually available.

     
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:02 AM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    Because of what Pat commented on. I use a Program called Snagit.  the lates version for Mac and PC has added the ability to create videos. once the screenshot or the Video is completed, you can the you save it to a server called screencast. It then creates a link you can paste in a  forum Thread.

     

    Here is an example of a Video created. http://www.screencast.com/t/76MUrUGivkID

     

    to create and send a Screen shot are even easier.

     

    There is a Pared down version which is free. called Jing but adds advertising

     

    Note on video you have to click on the full screen button to see the entire video in some cases.

     
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    Mar 10, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to Phillip Jones

    Does that site scan uploaded items for malware?

     
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:30 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Yes.

     

    Go to http://www.screencast.com and read all about it.

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 9:21 AM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    The 7th button of the basic editor, "insert image" , allows you to post an image from your HD... Isn't that what you want?

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:58 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    We do have the ability to post images, what exactly are you trying to upload, and why?

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 12:59 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    PDF files would be very useful.

    Word docs would sometimes be useful.

    Text files (install logs, dxdiag output) would be useful; it can be very distracting if someone posts a very large text file inline.

    Depending on the product forum, other files may also be useful.

     

    We used to have it, at the beginning of the Jive forum, and then again after the new version was installed.  It disappeared both times - due to abuse?

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 2:37 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Your avatar is appropriate for today. I would have added a forbidden sign in front

    The issue I see with PDF and DOC is that both can contain malicious files. But I realize how they could be useful, indeed.

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:41 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    If youwere to upload DropBox, Sugar sink or BOx I am unsure how you could share with the Forum. You can share with individuals by email. And they all have pUblic Folders.  but I don't know how you would go about pointing people to you public folder.  That way you could provide a Link and the person could go to that link without dealing with the Forum constraints.

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:23 AM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    Jamal, you still haven't stated what kind of files you'd like to upload.
    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=0 is a step by step on how to upload screen captures, that might be useful for users that find this discussion, and wonder how to do that.

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:38 PM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    Pierre,

     

    Just a guess on my part, but I would suspect non-image files in this case.

     

    As Ted points out, that WAS possible early on, and then the capbility to attach non-image files, was actually retained by a certain few forums, though not for long. This change was coincidental with a major spam attack, and at least one disgruntled user attempting to attach some rather nasty "stuff." I do ot know if those events prompted the change, as I was not part of the decision making group, that initiated the change.

     

    Though 95% of the files that I wish to attach, ARE image files, there are times, where a TXT file would be ideal, say for a crash log, or similar. Now, I can convert that TXT to a PNG, but then one has to work with pixel x pixel dimensions, and some files, like those crash logs, can be rather long.

     

    Personally, I find the loss of the Attach File (was via a button at the bottom-left of the editing screen) to be a sad comment on the actions of some, on these forums, but then that just reflects life outside of the forums.

     

    Hunt

     

    PS - I am glad that you found that little article useful Especially in the PS, PrPro, PrE and Encore forums, screen-caps can tell so very much about what is going on with a person's program, system or their Projects/Images.

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 11:27 PM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    in the Illustrator forums, newbies sometimes fail miserably trying to explain the problem they need help with. Regulars have to "guess" what the user needs, even with screen shots provided. Last resort is "can you provide a sample file"....ehr..."yes, if I knew how to do that".

     

    bottom line is...sometimes there's a legitimate reason to have a sample file (layer structure is too complex for a screen shot in some cases)

     

    it would be great to allow the attachment of AI files in the AI forums....can a malicious file be disguised as an AI file? maybe, but even my crappy yahoo email account has a file scanner.

     
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    Mar 15, 2012 4:30 AM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    What Carlos said (although guessing can be fun, and lead to pleasant banter).

     

    Hi Carlos.

     
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:35 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Hi Jacob, yeah, I don't mind the guessing game, it is fun...to some of us at least.

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 3:39 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    Page not found...

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:09 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    New link doesn't work either...

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:55 PM   in reply to Jamal NUMAN

    The post you wanted to show is http://forums.adobe.com/message/4274620#4274620

    and the images you posted are crystal clear (you have to click on the minimized images to get the original image).

     
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