Monday, November 16, 2009

Anyone?

So I spent way too much time drawing up a word doc to show the progress of the Dear 16 tag thing.

I thought it might be interesting to see who's tagged who and so on. After a hell of a lot of fumbling around in the darkness that is my knowledge of Word I did it. A slightly fancy looking charty thing, with lines, links and even an arrow. I'm proud of it, though I reckon one of my kids could have done a much better one on about half the time.

Then I discover that there appears to be no easy way to chuck the thing up within a blog post. I had assumed that I could just link to it, like I can with pictures and it would show up and people could click on the links I'd inserted and all.

Vut too dooo?

Any ideas?

11 comments:

sue said...

Put it up on flicker or picasa and link it?

sue said...

I mean take a picture of it first :o)

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Sue - Thanks for that, but I'd lose the links that way. I was hoping to find way to attach the doc so that people could see it onscreen with links.

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

Take a screen shot (ALT + Printscreen) of the word document in large view of the screen and paste in PAINT or any image editing software.. Save as JPEG or any img format... :)

Picked the idea from L Word is it? who banged who..?!?

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

thanks a million Lo$t but it's the link thing that I'm still trying to solve. I don't quite understand your last line though!

N said...

Try a free print PDF program like PrimoPDF. That should keep the links within it. I don't think you can display the PDF like a JPEG but you should be able to have it as a downloadable document off the blog...I think.

Sach said...

There is an easy way if you have a Gmail address. If you don't, of course you can create one so go ahead anyway.

When you have a Gmail account you automatically have access to google docs. So go to Google Docs, and upload your created Word doc. Then, in your Google Docs home page's "Owned By Me" section you can see that doc. There is an option to publis it if you click "more actions" button. When published it gives you a link which you can put on your blog and everyone can access it with links then.

HTH.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Sach - Thanks so much, it so very nearly worked! Your instructions were perfect, even I could follow them and it looked so promising. However the document in google didn't retain the lines I'd drawn and the spacing, so it just looked like a jumble of letters and links. I'll send it to you so that you can see what I mean.

Sach said...

Oh crap, it messed up all the formatting it seems.

Hmm... let me see if there's any other way.

DD said...

Quite a busy bee, eh? Send it to me too pls.

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

L WORD is a TV series which(i think) was introduced by a friend about Lesbians. Where Shane is the center of all bangings, they draw up a relational matrix to see who has been with whom.. :)

Google Docs messes up formatting and adds characters...