Uploading your Web Set
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To add a web set
to an MSN group page you have to upload the set to an
album in an MSN group. If you're uploading the set to
the group where you're going to be using it, it doesn't
matter if your group is locked. If you're uploading the
set in one group and are going to be using it in
different groups, the group where you upload the set
MUST be an open group. The reason for this is, if you
upload the set into an album in a locked group, only
people who are members of that group will be able to see
You don't have
to just use the albums for web sets, you can also upload
sig tags, photos etc that you would like to post on the
boards in groups.
first thing you need to do is to create a new
album in your group. Click on Pictures on the
side menu in your group.
this is the first time you've used the picture
facility it will take you to the pictures
album. You can upload the web set into this
album if you like but I personally prefer to
create a new album just for my set. This way,
it's easier for me to find where the set is if
I want to make any changes to my page.
on Show Albums.
click on Create a New Album
your album a name and if you like you can put
a short description about the contents of the
now have to choose who can use the album. I
always choose Only the album creator and
managers may add and delete photo's. That way,
if you get any members who want to cause you
trouble (which unfortunately does happen from
time to time) they won't be able to delete any
of your web set.
add the web set. Click on Add Photos
this is the first time you've uploaded
anything to an MSN album you'll be given the
option to install MSN's uploading software.
I'd advise you to do this because it makes
uploading web sets a lot easier. If you don't
install the software you have to add the parts
of the set one at a time.
the new page opens, you will see a list of the
folders on your computer down the right hand
side. Browse to the folder where you saved
your web set and click on it.
the contents of that folder will be displayed
on the main area of the page. If you only have
your web set in that folder click on select
have other things in the folder that you don't
want to upload, click on each of the web set
pieces so that a tick appears in the top right
hand corner of the thumbnail
you've got all your pieces selected, scroll
down the page and click on Resize Options
the options appear, click on don't resize.
reason I do this (and I do it every time I
upload something, whether it be web sets, sig
tags or photos) is because the resize option
can sometimes ruin your web set, especially if
you make a web set using a bordered background
instead of seamless tiles and also, if I
upload an animated sig tag, the resize option
sometimes stops the animation from working or
removes the transparency so my sig tags end up
with black backgrounds when I post them on the
you've clicked on Don't Resize, scroll back up
and click on Upload now.
speed with which your set uploads depends on
how many items you're uploading, the file size
of the items and your connection speed.
that's it, your set (or what ever you're
uploading!) will now be in your album :o)
my tutorial on how to add a web set to a page,
written by Shell ©