Modify an Attachment Locally
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You may not be able to use the editing applet Forum provides for editing documents and attachments. Perhaps company policy does not allow you to install the Java plug-in required to run the editing applet, or perhaps the document types supported by the editing applet do not meet your requirements. In such a situation, you can modify an attachment locally instead of using the applet.

To modify an attachment locally:

  1. From the discussion forum, view the entry that contains the attachment.
    Note: By default, you must be the author (or owner) of the entry in order to attach files to it or to modify those attachments. If you are not the person who created the entry, contact your discussion-forum manager to obtain permission to modify the attachment.
  2. Right-click on the title of the attachment.

    A menu appears.

    Note: Right-clicking is the method for opening an alternate-context menu on Windows systems. If you are using a different platform, use the method that works for your system.

  3. Use the Save Target As... link to save the attachment to your computer.
  4. Modify the source file on your computer.

    For example, if the source file is a Microsoft Word file, use Microsoft Word to edit the file on your computer, then save the changes. Do not change the name of the file. (If you change the name of the file and then upload it as an attachment, Forum adds it as a new attachment instead of modifying the old attachment.)

    The remaining steps tell you how to upload the newly modified attachment.

  5. View the entry that contains the attachment.
  6. Click on the Attach toolbar item.
  7. Choose Attach files from the menu.

    Forum displays the "Add attachments" form.

  8. Click Browse.
  9. Locate on your computer the modified file, and select it.

    The file path appears in the text box next to the Browse button.

    The name in the text box should be identical to the name of the attachment. In this way, Forum replaces the old attachment with the newly modified file.

  10. To replace the previous attachment, make sure that the "Save any previous versions" checkbox is not checked. Or, if you want to save the previous version of the attachment, make sure that the checkbox is checked. Forum then posts previous versions with a version number attached to the end of their filenames.

  11. Click OK.

    The attachment is now modified.