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How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: July 20th, 2015, 5:39 pm
by Irayna
HOW TO ATTACH A SCREENSHOT
How do you attach a screenshot to your forum response?
1. Click Post Reply
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2. Scroll down below the "Save Draft", "Preview", and "Submit".
3. Locate the "Options" and "Attachments" buttons.
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4. Click on the "Attachments" button.
5. Click on "Add Files".
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6. Locate your screenshot & attach it.
7. Include any other info or text you want for your reply and select "Submit".

How do you take a screenshot?
To take a screenshot in game press the "Print Screen" (Prnt Scrn, Prt Scr) [Windows] or "F13" [Mac]. Your screenshots are saved in your World of Warcraft directory under a folder called "Screenshots".
Note: People with a multi-monitor setup will notice that Print Screen takes a combined shot of all monitors' displays. This can be an issue for those pasting directly into an editing programme. To get just the WoW screen, hold down the "Alt" key first before pressing the Print Screen key.

Where are the screenshots located?
Typically: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Screenshots
  • In Windows Vista, World of Warcraft screenshots may be saved to the following folder: C:\Users\{your user name}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Screenshots
    If you are on a Mac and don't have a F13 key, you can use the native screenshot functionality to take a screenshot. Press "Command"+"Shift"+3 simultaneously. Those screenshots will save to your desktop.

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 2nd, 2016, 4:40 pm
by solitha
Is this up to date? I can't seem to find an Attachments button on my reply form. There is an Options button with a + on it, but it doesn't appear to do anything when clicked.

Running Chrome 49.0.2623.110 m

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 2nd, 2016, 6:16 pm
by OzinLA
solitha wrote:Is this up to date? I can't seem to find an Attachments button on my reply form. There is an Options button with a + on it, but it doesn't appear to do anything when clicked.

Running Chrome 49.0.2623.110 m
Solitha, I normally run Firefox and have no trouble doing the attaching as Iranya describes. However, I just did a trial run with Chrome (on the PC) and, like you, didn't see an "attachment" button next to the Options. Also when I tried to just drag my screenshot into the body of the post (to work around the missing attachment button), all I got was a large image of my screenshot, and lost the ability to scroll, edit, and preview. I recommend using a non-Chrome browser if you can.

ETA: seems to be not working, even in Firefox, for the "Where in the World" event as of 6 pm Pacific April 2nd.

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 2nd, 2016, 9:04 pm
by Wakamaru
Hello Solitha and Oz!

It might be a setting in that section for you rank (since you are both Superstars). I may have forgotten to switch it on. I will look over it tonight and get back to you.

Thanks,
Waka

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 2nd, 2016, 10:20 pm
by Wakamaru
solitha wrote:...
OzinLA wrote:...
This issue has been resolved. Please try posting another attachment. You may need to log out and in before the settings update you for.

Thanks!
Waka

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 4th, 2016, 5:27 pm
by solitha
Thank you, Waka!

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 25th, 2016, 1:22 am
by Beia15
I seem to be having the same issue with a missing attachments button, hopefully it's not too late to be telling you. It's been a fun event by the way. :)

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:45 pm
by Wakamaru
Beia15 wrote:I seem to be having the same issue with a missing attachments button, hopefully it's not too late to be telling you. It's been a fun event by the way. :)
Hi Beia!

Sorry about the trouble! It's never too late to let me know something isn't right! :) It appears that things SHOULD have been working correctly for you Beia (for your rank), however I went in and refreshed the settings just to be sure. Something may have gone wonky when you were promoted to the sponsor rank. Please let me know if the problem persists.

Thanks!
Waka

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: April 25th, 2016, 9:42 pm
by Beia15
It's now appearing as usual, so a big thanks to you! :)

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 6:11 pm
by solitha
That button snuck away again on Chrome. I had to link the site for my meme picture, instead of attaching the one I had a copy of. I tried F5 and logging out/in, all to no avail.

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 6:59 pm
by Wakamaru
solitha wrote:That button snuck away again on Chrome. I had to link the site for my meme picture, instead of attaching the one I had a copy of. I tried F5 and logging out/in, all to no avail.
Hi Solitha!

I put your url within the img code so it would show up. I'll do a sweet for the Superstar/Sponsor ranks this week and see where else the attachment option is disabled.

Code: Select all

[img][/img]
Thanks,
Waka

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 7:47 pm
by solitha
I did use the img tags, did they get eaten? It previewed correctly. I just wasn't certain of the source; I know linking pictures on another site is considered a little rude.

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 9:19 pm
by Wakamaru
solitha wrote:I did use the img tags, did they get eaten? It previewed correctly. I just wasn't certain of the source; I know linking pictures on another site is considered a little rude.
They must have been eaten! When I looked at the section yesterday all I saw was the URL, which I put in img tags. I have corrected the issue for the adoption forum section. You won't be able to edit your post (since it's in the adoption forum) so I've edited and attached the image correctly for you. It should work normal next time though.

Near as I can tell the issue was specific to that forum, as the permissions were all correct elsewhere.

Thanks,
Waka

Re: How To Attach Screenshots To Forum Responses

Posted: May 12th, 2016, 6:20 pm
by solitha
Thank you, Waka!