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Revision 714 Sep 2001 - Main.MikeMannix

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File Attachments

Each topic can have files attached to it, similar to an email attachment. Use your browser to upload or download a file.

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Attachments are stored under revision control: uploads can never be lost, and changes can be made to files with a rollback option to any previous version always available.
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Attachments are stored under revision control, so uploads can never be lost, and files changes can be made with a rollback option that lets you retrieve all previous versions.
 

What Are Attachments Good For?

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File Attachment Control Page

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File Attachment Controls

 Clicking on an Action link takes you to a new page that looks like this:
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Known Issues

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  • You can't lock an attachment for editing. However, you may want to change the comment to indicate you are doing that - the comment on the specific version isn't lost, you can see it when listing all the versions of an attachments.
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  • Unlike topics, attachments are not locked during editing. As a workaround, you can change the comment to indicate an attachment file is being worked on - the comment on the specific version isn't lost, it's there when you list all versions of the attachment.
 
META FILEATTACHMENT attr="" comment="Just a sample" date="964294620" name="Sample.txt" path="C:\DATA\Sample.txt" size="30" user="thoeny" version=""
META FILEATTACHMENT attr="" comment="Smiley face" date="964294680" name="Smile.gif" path="C:\DATA\Smile.gif" size="94" user="thoeny" version=""
 
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