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Attachment Placement in Posts - Solved

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I was making a post with an attachment, and wanted the attachment to be on the first line, with a description on the third. However, when I hit the "place inline" command, the code for the attachment which would allow me to place it anywhere in my post -

[attachment=1]image.jpeg[/ attachment]

- never showed up. I tried manually typing out the code after checking previous posts of mine where I was able to get place inline to work, but oddly enough it didn't help. When I previewed the post, I saw that the attachment was still at the bottom of the post and the code was replaced by this line: "The attachment image.jpeg is no longer available". Attachments now stay in their default position, at the bottom of posts.

I suspect this may be related to the new board update, as the place inline command would place the code in my post before. I've (fittingly!) included some attachments to help illustrate the issue.
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I'm not sure what happened on your end, but I just tried it myself and had no problems. I'm not sure why that happened to you. I just tried it multiple ways and the attachment function did just what I told it to.
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Lovely Florence Lawrence in August 1911
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Hm, it may be an issue that's cropped up on my tablet. I'll test this on my laptop to see if perhaps this is device specific.
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I thought it may have been an issue with .jpeg files, but I tried it with one, and it worked fine. Let me know what happens.
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Primrose Path with Helen Foster

Okay, on my laptop the code indeed shows up after hitting the place inline button. So it works fine on desktop. I'm going to test this once more on my tablet, but this time tweaking the code just a bit.
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Geraldine Farrar, Feb 1920 Photoplay
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Bebe Daniels, July 1920 Photoplay
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Marion Davies, Jan 1920 Motion Picture Classic

I've managed to make it work for my tablet! However, it's a little tricky now. I have to manually type the code, but with attachment=0 if there is only one. However, if there is more than one, the image that would've been attachment=0 is now attachment=1, and the second image is attachment=2!

I've added a third image, and now that turns into attachment=0. Luckily it really doesn't take long to figure out which number for each attachment: the last image becomes 0, and the rest are 1, 2, etc. on starting with the first image.

I guess this issue is basically resolved - just need to do a bit of number gymnastics!
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Great! Glad you figured it out. 🙂 I'm locking this post and marking it resolved. Thanks!!
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