The Official Bugs Thread

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  1. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    Using my computer, I did the same thing that you said that you did and the printing looks normal.

    I revisited the old forum, and under thread tools is "Show a Printable Version" which remove the graphics, but the text size is the same. It is a convenient way to print without manually selecting and pasting into a word processor. However, that doesn't change the texting.

    OK, I just duplicated your problem using my wife's computer (still running XP) with a much smaller screen and using any browser. I found that the text size varies inversely with the size of the browser window so I suspect that it might have something to do with table width specified as a fixed number versus a percentage of window size.

    First, here is a screenshot of a print preview when I have the browser window set to full screen. I highlighted the text in your post, hit CTRL-P and then in the printer menu I chose "Selection".

    printing problem 1.jpg

    Next, I changed the size of the browser window to about half of the screen width and repeated the above steps and the results were:

    printing problem 2.jpg
    The bottom line is that I can't answer your question about what is the cause, but I would say that it is something that we probably can't change. The drawback of the method that you use is that it produces a lot of white space.
     
  2. Mark Hepburn

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    Is this a bug or is it me?..

    I keep trying to post images for a new thread and get a "file too large" prompt. It's a jpeg, 72 dpi, and I've downsized it as follows:
    • 1600 x 1496
    • 1200 x 1122
    • 1000 x 935
    File size ranged from 1.1 MB to 208 kb and won't upload. I also have a small video I wanted to post in the same thread. It was the first file I was adding to the thread. Is this a settings issue or is the forum not recognizing me as a member of the AAW? Did the AAW kick me out for not going to Atlanta? :D

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  3. chrisdaniels

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    I have the same issue mark. used to be able to post pics without an issue...
     
  4. Steve Worcester

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    I can't replicate the photo issue.it appears that photos in posts are limited to 1MB
    I took a 1920x1920 photo, that's 544k logged in as both a standard user and an AAW member and was able to include it in a post as bith a thumbnail and a full image.

    How are you trying to do this?

    The video part is still up for debate because of how much storage it would take.
    You can embed a link to the video from Vimeo or YouTube, or other sites
     
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    In fact, there isn't a physical size constraint, just a file size limit of 1MB
    test bowl.jpg
     
  6. Bill Boehme

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    That was also my conclusion. The other limits that we have apply only to the gallery and I don't believe that we currently have a way to automatically limit the maximum number of images uploaded per day to the gallery.
     
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    Please describe the steps that you are using. Also, the file size of the image as well as pixel dimensions.
     
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    Right, I'm familiar with the file size limitations which is why when I saw it was too large I resized it. But the final file size of 200 KB still would not upload and gave me the same prompt. o_O
     
  9. Mark Hepburn

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    Steve, thank you. I will link to the video. However as for the still images, I'm just using Photoshop, RGB, 72 dpi and my JPEG settings are at 10 which is not maximum file quality but close.

    I checked the file properties, and the smallest size i output was a JPEG At 208k, which also prompted the same error message
     
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    Chris, what is the file size of your images that are generating an error message? For me it didn't matter what size it was, I got the same error message.
     
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    Whats the error message? And are you using the <upload a file> BUTTON?
     
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    Steve, I'll have to
    Steve:

    Yes, using the <UPLOAD FILE> button. Ironically, there's an image of the error message, below. :).

    So here's the best I can figure out, since it happened after I tried to upload a 1.1x MB image. Although I had downsampled the image and tried to upload again, perhaps Chrome (the browser I use) had cached the file, and was referencing the original document in cache since they were the same name. And shrinking the file resolution - and file size also in the process - had no effect because Chrome was simply using the same file. I'm assuming that the browser functions somewhat like an OS, so when you choose the button which is merely a link or URL pointer, it's sort of like an API call to the OS to handle a file?

    Does this sound reasonable? The reason I say it is that, after the repeated attempts, I closed the browser and then brought up task manager (Win 7x) and, because Chrome throws off multiple processes like crazy, I ended the process tree.

    So now I just launched it again and the file loaded no problem (it can be seen at the Main Forum - "Music boxes - input anyone?".

    Anyway, it seems to be working now and so it apparently was not a bug and was me. You know, "it's not you; it's me" :D



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    yes i've tried the upload a file button with 3 different photos, jpg photos one is 900kb one is 1200 and one is 2200 and everytime a box pops up and says the uploaded file is too large.
     
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    Do all the files have the same name or do you rename them when you down sample them? The 1200 kB and 2200 kB files are both over the 1 MB (1000 kB) file size limit. If you gave the 900 kB file the same name as the others that could be the problem (see Mark's post). Another thing is sometimes 900 kB isn't 900 kB depending on how you measure it.
     
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    This is a test

    close-up2.jpg

    I deliberately created a file that was too large at 1.77 MB and 2200 X 1800 pixels and as expected, the results was the message that Mark showed in his post.. Next, I cropped the size down to a more reasonable, but still quite large 1456 X 1449 pixels and didn't change the JPG quality. (I generally use a quality setting of 10 out of a maximum value of 12 in Photoshop). The cropped image has a file size of 973 kB which is just under the limit of 1000 kB.
     
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    They have different names bill. and that is one huge sombrero!
     
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    Email me the files, steve@turningwood.com
     
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    Geez, I almost posted about this possibility. I've had the same type thing happen several times, mostly when sending an email, so I've gotten in the habit of always doing a "Save as" and putting a number or some other change in the name.
     
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    Jamie,
    I'm going to remember to do that going forward. Thanks!
     
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    Hi Jamie –

    A few ways you can tackle this but try the following and see if this works for you:

    FireShot
    http://getfireshot.com/
    Which is a free browser plugin that allows you to do a variety of things with a web page including capturing and printing, it making a screenshot of all or just a small portion, saving it as a graphic or a .pdf file, etc. I use this on a daily basis for my day-job at The Ohio State University. It's a fantastic app.

    Best,

    M.
     

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