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What causes the format of the HTML Code to be reformated when the page is saved? This happens on all of my cache pages that I have submitted. The code is good, but spaces are added, <p> are split, </font> tags are added and wierd script like this - ></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font>

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What causes the format of the HTML Code to be reformated when the page is saved? This happens on all of my cache pages that I have submitted. The code is good, but spaces are added, <p> are split, </font> tags are added and wierd script like this - ></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font>

That a utility called htmlTidy. If you're getting a string like that, it probably means you didn't correctly provide closing font tags. Every <font> tag needs a corresponding </font> tag.

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I'm a relatively new cacher looking to place my first cache but I'm no IT expert. I don't even know what a 'Background Image URL' on the Report/Edit a Cache Listing page is. Can anybody advise me?

You don't need to use HTML or a background image. Unless you really need it (you need special formatting or inline images), just leave the HTML option unchecked. Then just type in your cache page info, like you would in a text editor.

 

Simple is good. Spend your creative energy on the cache, not the cache page.

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Thanks Prime Suspect (!) - I particularly respect your 'Spend your creative energy on the cache, not the cache page' philosophy. In the spirit of wanting to learn something I have noticed that many caches have decorative outlines and pictures. My first cache is to have a strawberry theme. I have a simple image - is it easy(ish) to add an outline of starwberries?

Robin

The picture I was hoping to use is one of Microsoft's Clip Art images - if I right click on this the only URL I can find is http://office.microsoft.com and I'm sure that's not enough?

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Thanks Prime Suspect (!) - I particularly respect your 'Spend your creative energy on the cache, not the cache page' philosophy. In the spirit of wanting to learn something I have noticed that many caches have decorative outlines and pictures. My first cache is to have a strawberry theme. I have a simple image - is it easy(ish) to add an outline of starwberries?

Robin

The picture I was hoping to use is one of Microsoft's Clip Art images - if I right click on this the only URL I can find is http://office.microsoft.com and I'm sure that's not enough?

You need to save the actual image file to your desktop (or some convenient folder), then upload to the web. I'd suggest one of the free image hosting sites, like ImageShack. They'll then give you the URL to that image, which you can include in your cache page.

 

This is assuming you can save the file in a usable format. Since it's Microsoft, it may be stored in some proprietary format, instead of a gif or png or the like.

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okay...assume This: j0333062.gif is the one you want to use.

 

I right clicked on the image, saved the image location (in firefox. IE would be right click, propeties, copy.) then, paste the address you just copied onto the cache page submission form, in the appropriate box.

 

I would do it on one of mine to show you what happens, but I cannot edit an archived cache, and I don't have any that are temp. disabled.

 

I hope this helps.

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If you find an image you want to use, you can upload it to GC.com from the "Edit Your Profile" page ('Select Photo' link) and then copy the URL from that uploaded image for the background.

 

honestly, you don't even need to do all that. If you want it for your background image on the cache page, and not as an image ON the page, all you have to do is provide the url. Groundspeak automatically uploads it for you.

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This is really great advice, thanks. I have now uploaded the image to Imageshack (great site!) and have that magic URL I was after. I know I'm being a right bozo but is there a way I can reduce the frame size so more of the tiled image is showing around the edge of the cache listing? Alternatively, how do I put a single small image in the listing?

 

Thanks

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how do I put a single small image in the listing?

copy and paste this to your long desciption

 

<img src="put your picture here"align="left">

 

you can change the left to right, bottom, top

 

(resize your picture first, around 600 pixle fills up the whole page)

(our avatars are 100 pixles wide I think) :anicute:

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Your HTML tag would read:

 

<img src="http://yourhostedimageurl.jpg">

 

In between the "" of that script, you'd copy/past the URL of the image you uploaded.

 

For example, we loaded an image to our travel bug. Going back to the TB page, we clicked on the image, and grabbed this text (URL) from the 'Address' bar (IE):

http://img.Groundspeak.com/track/3baca091-...508b121ad6f.jpg

 

We copied that string (the whole thing).

 

While editing the page, we entered <img src="http://img.Groundspeak.com/track/3baca091-f3f3-48fd-a825-4508b121ad6f.jpg"> in the details sections and the image will load.

 

Hope that helps!

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If you find an image you want to use, you can upload it to GC.com from the "Edit Your Profile" page ('Select Photo' link) and then copy the URL from that uploaded image for the background.

Doing so will cause an automatic conversion of the image to the JPG format. JPGs are great for photographic images, since that's what they were specifically designed for. But for graphics, it's a poor choice, due to the artifacts resulting from the lossy compression process. And, of course, you lose any transparency that the original might have had.

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I know I'm being a right bozo but is there a way I can reduce the frame size so more of the tiled image is showing around the edge of the cache listing?

No, you can't reduce the frame width from within your cache page.

 

However, anyone who wants to see more of the background for caches that have background images can install this greasemonkey script. Firefox only, of course.

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Many thanks to everyone who has responded - I've now seen the light, and even learned some html into the bargain! I've now got my cache page to look like I want it to and look forward to having it go live in the next few days.

 

I still think that Prime Suspects 'Spend your creative energy on the cache, not the cache page' philosophy is spot on but it is winter here and a little diversion is not all bad.

 

Happy caching everyone :-)

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