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More Instructions:
How to upload pictures to your web page:

  1. You can upload .jpeg, .gif, .bmp and .png files, but not .tiff. If you want to edit your pictures but don't have a picture editing program, you can download a free one from www.irfanview.com. You can crop out anything you don't like. You don't need to resize your pictures, as they will automatically be resized when you upload them to your webpage.
  2. When you are ready to add your picture to your personal web page, make sure you are logged in from the Home Page.
  3. In the links on the left side under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, click on the link: Edit/Upload Photos
  4. The Photos for (your name) page will appear and you’ll see a box at the top titled: Upload New Photo. Click on it and you will be at the Upload page.
  5. Click on the box Add Files. A dialog box with a list of folders on your computer will appear. Locate (browse to) the folder that holds the picture you want to add. For most classmates this will be the My Pictures folder located in the My Documents folder. If you are in the icon view, change your view button (at the top) to show icons as pictures. This makes it easier to find the specific picture you want to upload.
  6. Click the Upload button to add the picture to your photos. You will now be back at the page Photos for (your name). The next step is to Sort your photos and add a Caption.
  7. Sort: The Sort number controls the order in which photos display on your page. There are 99999 sort numbers. If you assign Sort numbers 7, 45, 99999, 1, 300, your pictures will show in this order: 1, 7, 45, 300, 99999.
  8. Add a Caption: Caption is the description you write for your picture. 
  9. If you want to choose one of your pictures to be your Master Photo, click in the Master Photo circle for that picture. Your Master Photo will appear in your emails and forum posts.
  10. Click the SAVE CHANGES button.
  11. Now go to your Profile page and look for your picture and caption.

Shortcut for multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the originals. 

How to delete a photo from your web page:   

  1. Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left-hand navigation column. All the photos on your profile page will be displayed.
  2. Click in the DELETE box above the picture(s) you wish to zap.
  3. Choose SAVE ALL CHANGES. A pop-up box will ask, "Do you really want to delete this 1 photo." 
  4. Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your Profile Page.

If you are still having problems, please email me.

How to put a YOU TUBE video on your profile page: 
(Please note that if you know html, you can add videos and photos to any part of your profile page.) On the YouTube website, make sure your video is showing in the play box.

Example: you want to put "Graduation Day By The Four Freshmen" video on your site. (If you want to follow along, the URL is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOVOllNHSis.)   

To the right of the video you’ll see a gray box, and near the bottom of this box is the grayed word “Embed.” To the right of "Embed" is a horizontal white box that contains the code for the video. When this code is placed  in the Video box on your Edit Profile page, the video player with your video will appear and classmates can view it from your page.

 

Here are the steps to get the code on your page: 
With your mouse, left click once on the white window that contains the code. It should turn blue. (Alternately, you can move your mouse across the box until all the code turns blue.)

 

  1. On your keyboard hold down the CONTROL key (Ctrl) and press the  letter "C" key. This copies the code.
  2. On your Edit Profile page, locate the box "Videos."
  3. Place your cursor inside the box and left click with your mouse. 
  4. Now press the CONTROL key and the letter "V" key on your keyboard. The Embed code will now appear in your box. The code should look like this:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/OOVOllNHSis&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/OOVOllNHSis&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
  5. In the Video Description box just below, enter a name for your video or something about your video, like: “Remember Graduation Day?” This will appear just below your video.
  6. Now click the Save button and go view your page.
  7. You can go to my page and view my video to see how it should look on the page. The video will appear before your pictures.

If you need help, please email me.

How to put a PLAYLIST on your profile page:
The Playlist will also be placed in your Video box on your Edit Profile page.  

  1. Go to www.playlist.com and create an account, then start building your playlist by choosing songs or artists you like. 
  2. Select and copy the code (Control/C) for your playlist at Playlist.com. Use "Get the code for any other social network" choice.
  3. Click in your Video box and paste in the code (Control/V).
  4. Save your page. You should now be able to view it and hear the music play.
  5. If you stay logged in to Playlist.com and you find a song you like on someone else's playlist, you can click the add+ sign to add the song to your own playlist. Now enjoy listening to your favorite music.

 

FORUM ETIQUETTE:
FORUMS are intended for reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, sharing memories and stories, as well as current interests. Please avoid topics with political and religious messages.

EXTRA HELP FOR CLASSMATES WHO SELDOM USE COMPUTERS:
Printing Directions

  1. Have the desired information showing on your computer screen.
  2. In Vista, print is on the top left icon. In X-P choose FILE from the top menu bar (left-hand side); a menu list will drop down.
  3. Choose PRINT and a large box will appear.
  4. Choose PRINT again, and your directions will print.
  5. You can also highlight a section you want to print, and on the print menu, choose "print selection."
  6. You can also get to your print dialog box by holding down the CONTROL key and pressing the letter "P."

 

SENDING MESSAGES TO THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR
The easiest way to send Mary Jo or Mike a message (an email) is to click on the navigation link CONTACT US on the left side of the Home Page. A large message box will come up in which you can type in anything you need:

 

  1. New information on a classmate.
  2. Corrections for the site.
  3. Questions about how to do something on the site.
  4. Suggestions for improving the site.
  5. Material or photos you wish considered for a particular page of the site.

COPY & PASTE MADE EASY
COPY and PASTE allows you to take printed material from one source and place it in another. In other words, if you find a particularly interesting paragraph or article you wish to send to a classmate, you can "copy" the text and "paste" it into an email.

To COPY:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text and hold down the left mouse button as you guide the cursor over the desired text. The text will be highlighted with a background color, usually blue. (If you find that the information you desire to copy does not highlight, this means the material can not be copied.)
  2. When you reach the end of the material you wish to copy, release the right mouse button.
  3. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your message.

To PASTE:

  1. Place your cursor on the page where you wish your text to appear and click the right mouse button once.
  2. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your chosen page.

 

Many pictures can be copied in the same manner, but please note that you can NOT use this method to transfer photos to our web site.

OPENING OR VIEWING A PAGE
There are 16 possible pages for the administrator to fill with content. All those in current use will be the first titles listed in the left-hand navigation links column of the website.

To view any of these pages, click on the link of your choice and your desired page will open. You will be able to scroll through the entire content by using the blue sliding bar on the right-hand side of the page.

To go to another page, just choose the link from the left side and click on it. It isn't necessary to close one page before going to another. On many computers, you can Control/left click to open a page in a new window or tab.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS:
On the left side of the web site are links to the things you can do when you are logged into the site. An explanation of each follows:

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: CHECK MESSAGES
This feature lists all the emails you have received (IN BOX) as well as those you have sent (OUT BOX) through this web site. Your messages will remain in their respective boxes until you delete them.

A KEY at the top of both the IN BOX and OUT BOX shows symbols representing the status of an email. You will find one of these symbols to the left of each email listed.

Each listed email shows: (1). A box to check, (2). Its status; (3). Either who sent it to you (IN BOX) or who you sent it to (OUT BOX), (4). Subject and date of email, and (5). A red "X."

In both the IN BOX and OUT BOX settings, clicking on sender's name brings up that person's profile page and clicking on the subject brings up the actual email.

Clicking inside the box on the far left or on the red "X" on the far right, will turn the background red. This means that the email can be deleted by choosing the tab at the bottom of the page that says DELETE CHECKED THREAD.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT CONTACT INFO
Choosing this feature will allow you to view all of the contact information you entered into your contact information page. You can change your contact info anytime it is necessary.

Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: ED PROFILE
Choosing this feature will allow you to change the information that shows on your profile page. BE sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS
To add photos to your profile you must be able to locate exactly where the picture is on your computer. Follow the directions further up on this page for adding, deleting, and editing photos.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: POST ANNOUNCEMENT
When you have information you think would be of interest to classmates, you can create your own announcement. The announcement will be forwarded to the administrator who will make it go live on the Home Page.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Profile Subscriptions is a feature that sends you an email anytime a classmate adds new or changes information on his or her Profile Page. This is the easy way to keep up with your classmates.

To do so:

 

  1. Click on PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS and a list of all classmates and guests will appear. Next to each name is a box.
  2. Click on the box, or boxes, of those you wish to subscribe to. Their name(s) will appear in the area to the right of the original list.
  3. There is no need to save anything; you now have all the subscriptions you desire. Go on to another page by clicking another topic.

 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: CHANGE PASSWORD
If you wish to change your password, click on CHANGE PASSWORD under Member Functions. A page with 3 sections for you to fill in will appear.

 

  1. Type in your PRESENT password.
  2. Type in your NEW password.
  3. Type in your NEW password a second time.
  4. Click on SAVE button.

If you forget your password, click on the forgot password below your log-in email name, and it will be emailed to you.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: LOG OUT
The majority of our users select the "stay logged in" option when they log in. Therefore, they will always be logged onto the site until they click the LOG OUT link under Member Functions.
When somebody selects the option to stay logged in, our system allows the user to bypass the login screen when they come back to the site. If you LOG OUT, the next time you will need to enter your email address and password to get into the site. Also, if you access the site from a different computer (for example a laptop), you will need to reenter your email address and password next time you use your main computer.

 

 

A NOTE ABOUT OUR "IN MEMORY" PAGE:
CAN YOU HELP? PLEASE?

 

We would like to HONOR our deceased classmates with something more than just listing their names. 
 

Our website has the built-in capability to provide a Private Discussion Area for each deceased.  By clicking on their name, you may add an OBITUARY ENTRY.   Comments in this box should be like those in a typical Obituary.   You may include any information you have about this classmate, date and cause of death, comments about classmate's life, survived by information, and any other information you feel is applicable.  So if you have any facts of that nature, please post them, and they will be reviewed by the Administrators.  Or, if you have contact with the deceased FAMILY, perhaps, they would like to post the Actual Obituary of their departed loved ones.
 

There is also a place to "POST A COMMENT".  Please enter any other .information you have about this classmate: Memories from school, kind words, accomplishments, condolences to their Families, facts and history, etc. 
 

Entries of any kind about a deceased Classmate will be so indicated by a ROSE ICON next to the their name on the 'CLASS PROFILE' Page.  Thanks!