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    Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Dear Users,

    This message is to inform you that due to some technical issues the “Paper Clip" (To Attach Files) option that you see while posting new threads on Excel Forum is not operational right now. Our tech team is looking into the matter but as of now we would suggest you to kindly scroll down your Message box/Text Box a bit and then under the Additional Options tab, use the "Manage Attachments" option instead to attach your files with your queries while posting new threads.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Thank you for your patience,
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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Thanks for the update

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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Some other members have shown and explained the alternative options here

    http://www.excelforum.com/tips-and-t...le-upload.html
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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Bump to focus your attention to this issue.
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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Quote Originally Posted by jaslake View Post
    Bump to focus your attention to this issue.
    Hi Jaslake,

    The tech team is already looking into this. As we mentioned earlier that due to compatibility issues, this option is currently unavailable. We would request you to use the alternative method till then.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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    Last edited by EFmanagement; 04-20-2016 at 01:17 AM.

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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    So you are saying this wont be fixed until we get an upgrade on VBulletin?

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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Hi, welcome to the forum

    Please upload your file to the forum
    To attach a file to your post,
    click advanced (next to quick post),
    scroll down until you see "manage file",
    click that and select "add files" (top right corner).
    click "select files" find your file, click "open" click "upload" click 'done" bottom right. click "submit reply"

    Once the upload is completed the file name will appear below the input boxes in this window.
    You can then close the window to return to the new post screen.
    Surely there must be a way to put up a simple message bubble or something so that anyone who is struggling to attach a file gets to see this instruction without the administrators repeatedly having to go through this process
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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    Hi Kev
    Quote Originally Posted by kev_ View Post
    Surely there must be a way to put up a simple message bubble or something so that anyone who is struggling to attach a file gets to see this instruction without the administrators repeatedly having to go through this process
    I feel your pain!
    I think the problem with that is
    _.. 1) Up until recently there were so many problems that there was not enough space on the screen for all the message bubbles you would get to warn you of them all.
    _.. 2) There might be a danger that by having a good Bubble popping up might mean the main problem would never be fixed.

    But I do agree, I would have thought that some mod to the software to trigger off a bubble when you hit the Paperclip icon is a very good idea... on the other hand _..
    _..3) the experience we have had in the past suggests it is very dangerous for the tech team to meddle – they usually brake more than they fix...



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    Re: Paper Clip option is not working to Manage Attachments

    I agree - the forum's performance has improved a lot recently and gone from "utterly frustrating 95% of the time" to mildly annoying 5% of the time"
    Canned replies are great (I've built a couple into my own signature) but they are required rather too often on certain subjects - but it's not a wonder that the old server was full - thousands of threads are cluttered with what should be unnecessary canned replies!
    Allowing problems to build up to such a horrendous extent has made everyone grateful that they can even sign in to the forum.
    Are members in so much in fear of breaking the "broken toy that is now mended" that they don't want the tech team to meddle. Or was the plan all along.....

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