Hello BC adviser,
I am running Win8 with Office 2010 which supposedly has all the latest upgrades...? I am a bit of a novice (but you have gathered that).
On this subject...I wanted to make some pictures "smaller" and could not find how to do that in the picture viewers so I selected my pictures, clicked send by email and then when the email opened with the "smaller" versions I resaved each one under a new name (name suffix). With image resizer from powertoys it was as simple as click the pics, right click and select Image resizer, click the required resize option and they were automatically resaved next to the original so you retained the original.
If I want to send original size pictures (JPEG images around 1.5-2meg) then I open the email and attach them in the normal way but they are shown in a size that is not the size shown in the file/folder that I keep them in. That may be the Win8 way of rounding down the size but it is disconcerting to see a 1.44meg picture attached to an email as a 1meg picture. This happens even if I drop and drag it to the email.
I was working in Word yesterday and trying to insert pictures. I was using a justified format and wanted the text to flow round the pictures. The tutorial on the windows 8 / word 2010 help site seems to bear no relation to what happens on my machine but by perseverance and trial and error I found a way using the "Position" and "Wrap Text" tools to do what I needed but I am sure there must have been a simpler way.
I had a similar problem when I wanted to "Group" some pictures and eventually found I was able to do it with the "Position" and "Wrap Text" tools because before one could click a picture, hold Ctrl and click the next pictures and then click group but no longer it seems.
And so it goes on but I really miss the Powertoys image resizer that was sooo handy if you are not into the whole windows picture setup.
I also find that downloading from my camera is now so tedious because the old picture and camera viewer allowed you to take the pictures you wanted, allocate a file location and name for the group and then save them. I have no idea now so I go to the camera images (click, click, click till they come up, copy and paste - or drag - the pictures to the folder file I want them to be in and then I have to rename each one.
I think Microsoft got toooo clever for their own good and made some of the routines pretty much unrecognisable when using Win 8 even though I am running it from the classic menu in a similar way to Win7.
so, if all this makes any kind of sense to you and you can advise me that would be wonderbra - sorry I mean wunderba!
If you prefer I will supply my direct email address if you want to get into this?
Edited by eriktheready, 11 April 2013 - 01:34 AM.