Replying to a discussion item

To reply to a discussion item (e.g., topic or reply), follow these steps:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Discussion.

  2. From the list of discussion topics, click the title of the topic or post to which you would like to reply. A green arrow will appear to the left of the item to indicate it's the one you've selected and it will open at the bottom of the page.

    Use the black arrows on the left to expand and collapse discussion items. If you click an arrow pointing right, you will expand the item to view topics and/or replies. Click a downward-pointing arrow to collapse a list.

  3. Click Reply to Message or Reply to Topic (you may need to scroll down to see the Reply button).

  4. Complete the "New Reply" form; required fields are marked with an asterisk.

  5. If you would like to add an attachment, follow these steps:

    1. Click Add Attachments, Add/drop attachments, or Add/Remove attachments.
    2. You can add any number of attachments, and they can be any combination of local files, websites, and resources:

      • To attach a local file from your computer, under "Upload local file", either enter a filename in the box provided or click Browse... . Once you find the file, select it and click Open.

        Note: When attaching a file, you must include the file's extension (e.g., .gif, .doc, .html, or .jpg). If you do not, anyone who attempts to display or download the file will get an error message.

      • To attach a URL, under "URL (link to website)", type the URL in the box provided.
      • To attach an item from the Resources section of your site, under "Select a resource", click Attach a copy next to the resource(s) you want to attach.

        Note: You can attach files from another site to which you belong, provided that the files are set to be viewable by people outside the source site. To browse for files in other sites, click Show other sites.

    3. When you've selected all the items you want to attach, click Finish.

  6. Using the buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can post your reply (Add Reply), preview it (Preview), save it as a draft (Save Draft), or cancel your posting (Cancel).

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Last modified on November 16, 2005.