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    Number of Pages of Posts

    Hi Eileen:
    I noticed that if I click on a forum, say, VB/VBA, it doesn't tell me how many more pages of messages there are. I see that information given for a thread (where long ones usually say 1,2,all) but not for the entire forum. I know that I can click on the next page icon, which eventually changes color & dies when there are no more pages. I think it might be useful to know how many total pages there are in a forum, especially after they grow. Someone might want to jump to the 10th page, rather than one at a time. The old lounge had that, as I recall. What do you think?

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Isn't that what the Pages: 0 <font color=blue>1 2</font color=blue> at the bottom of the page is - or do I misunderstand you?
    Mind you, it might be more practical at the top of the page.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    OK, I've given you a Total:

    Pages (of 3) : 0 1 2
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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I wasn't trying to suggest a total; it will always be 1 more than the last page number anyhow. We may be talking about different screens. Let's say I start at the Main Index. When I look at Lounge Matters, I see 202 (10). I know that means there are 202 posts, 10 of which are new to me. Then I click Lounge Matters. That's the screen that I'm talking about.

    At that point, although there are 202 messages, I don't know how many pages that will be on. The only time I see pages at the bottom is when I click on a long thread. But at this current screen, there is a right pointing arrow near the top right. I can keep clicking it to go to older posts, but have no way of knowing how many pages there are.

    I just noticed something new & I don't know if it's on my end or not. This box that I'm typing in right now to reply to a message is blocking the lower half of the tags (i.e. the bold, italic, etc.)

    Anyway, I hope I'm clearer in the morning than I am late at night.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    I don't know what you're seeing, but it sounds like a browser problem. On my machine with IE 5.01, when I go into the index for Lounge Matters, I see a "pages" at the bottom of the index screen. And my message box doesn't come near the tag frame, let along cover it. I also have never seen the arrow you mentioned.
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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    I think the arrow he means is this button: <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/next.gif>

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    That's the arrow I mean. How did you put it in a message?

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Hi Charlotte:

    OK. I get the same (?) thing you get with IE5.01. I just noticed that the difference is with Netscape Communicator 4.75, at least mine. At the bottom of my screen is

    WoprHome | Forums powered by WWWThreads v5.0.9 | WoprLoungeAdmin

    However, just above that, IE differs from Netscape. In IE, there's a set of page numbers just below the threads. Just below that & to the right is a drop down box & to the right of that it says "jump". Neither the jump box nor the pages display in Netscape. I don't know if other Netscape users have the same problem. Maybe I'll post in that forum also.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Take a screen shot of your screen and post it. Then well be able to SEE what you are talking about.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Hi Dave:
    I do not know how to send an attachment. When I go to the preview screen, I don't see any option to add an attachment. Does the Lounge allow attachments?

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    I guess Eileen has disabled the attachment funchion. If you have a web page where you can upload your image then you cpuld use the markup code to link to a image. See the image button in the 'Click Tage to insert in Post' area to right of the reply/post pane.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Hi Dave:
    I don't have a web page [img]/w3timages/icons/shocked.gif[/img]. I do have storage at Driveway. I've uploaded a zip file to it called ScreenShot.zip, which has the screen shots I'm referring to.

    I'd appreciate it if you cared to take a look. It contains a Word document called ScreenShot.doc. I've virus checked it with defintions from 12/29/00. It only contains bitmaps.

    The URL to get there is

    http://www.driveway.com/share?sid=b12f89b4...&name=Word+Tips
    Driveway Shared WordTips

    That URL will probably wrap. I'll try to insert it again using tags:

    <A HREF="http://www.driveway.com/share?sid=b12f89b4.9f10b&name=Word+Tips
    Driveway Shared WordTips" target="_blank">http://www.driveway.com/share?sid=b12f89b4...&name=Word+Tips
    Driveway Shared WordTips</A>

    Thanks in advance. By the way, do you know if any of the forums allow attachments? I couldn't upload a file even in the test area.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    Got the file, your link worked. First thing is that it appears that Netscape is displaying all post in one page while IE is displaying the number of post that are set in your profile. But after taking a closer look Netscape is NOT displaying all just more that IE. Try viewing these indexes in the 'Collasped mode, seclect the Orange button with the '-' sign on it.

    It appears that the window size has been difined to be larger in Netscape than it is in IE.
    You should be able to drag the corner of the window and make them the size that you want.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    OK. Thanks, Dave. I think I figured it out. There's nothing wrong with the computer--I really am going crazy! I made no changes to Netscape, but I now get the pages on the bottom (& I'm sorry I talked Eileen into putting total pages on because it's superfluous; it's always 1 less than the last page number).

    I still have a different size reply box in NS & IE, but I'm sure that I'll wake up one morning & they'll be the same. At least you have a file that shows what I saw in case someone decides to commit me.[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I appreciate all the time you spent. Thanks again.

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    Re: Number of Pages of Posts

    We do NOT commit anyone here unless they go for a <font color=red>recount</font color=red><font color=blue> and then demand that the chads have been pushed back in place.</font color=blue>[img]/w3timages/icons/alien.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]

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