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Posted - 01/30/2012 :  11:16:58 PM  Show Profile
There's a quirk in the forum software in regards to editing the first post in a thread.
If you click on the edit icon in a first post the edit window will be empty.
Below are the steps that can be used to work around this problem.

Open the thread that you want to edit the first post.

Open a second window from your browser.
In this second window open the same thread you opened in step one.
Click on the Edit Topic icon. (It's the one that looks like a sheet of paper and a pencil.)

Go back to the first window and highlight all the text, right click on it and select copy.

Now go back to your second window and right click in the Edit frame and select paste.
All your next will now be in the Edit frame but any pictures in the first post will not be.

To move the pictures, go back to the first window, right click on a picture and select Copy Image Address.
Type in your img tags where you want your picture to go and right click between the img tags and select paste.
Repeat process if there are more than one picture in the first post.

To make sure you did it all correctly, click on Preview before clicking Post New Reply.
This way you can proof read and double check your work to save yourself of having to edit the first post all over again.

Sounds like a long complicated process, but once you done it the second time is a lot easier.

The work around to avoid the whole matter completely is to start a new thread with a short introductory message and then start posting pictures in the second reply.

Hope all that is clear and if not let me know and I'll be glad to help.

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