An avatar is an image, which is displayed next to your forum user name, every time you post on the SSVC forum.
Three things are needed to set up a personal avatar:
1. Get an image, which is suitable for an avatar. Have a look on Google.
2. Resize your image. I have included instructions for Windows / Paint:
To resize a picture using Paint
+ Open Paint by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.
+ Click the Paint button Picture of the Paint button, click Open, click the picture you want to resize, and then click Open.
+ On the Home tab, in the Image group, click Resize.
+ In the Resize and Skew dialog box, select the Maintain aspect ratio check box so that the resized picture will have the same aspect ratio as the original picture.
+ If the Maintain aspect ratio check box is selected, you only need to enter the horizontal value (width) or vertical value (height). The other box in the Resize area is updated automatically.
+ Do one of the following in the Resize area, and then click OK:
+ To resize your picture by a certain percentage, click Percentage, and then enter a percentage to reduce the width by in the Horizontal box or a percentage to reduce the height by in the Vertical box.
+ To resize the picture so it's a specific size, click Pixels, and then enter a new width in the Horizontal box or new height in the Vertical box.
+ Click the Paint button Picture of the Paint button, point to Save as, and then click the picture file type for the resized image.
+ Type a new file name in the File name box, and then click Save.
3. Upload, and associate your image with your SSVC forum user.
First of all make sure your image has Maximum dimensions; width: 200 pixels, height: 200 pixels, file size: 10.00 KiB.
If your image is larger than this, you will get an error (when you upload your image).
+ i. Ensure you logged into the forum. You will see your forum username in the top right hand corner of the Forum / web page. Click on your user name.
+ ii. Click on the Profile link.
+iii. On the next page, Click Edit Profile.
+iv. On the next page, Click Edit Avatar.
+ v. This is the page where you will upload your resized image.
Click the Choose File button.
Select the Image file you want to use for your avatar.
You will see the name of your image file "next to" the Choose File button.
Click the Submit Button
You will see your selected image on the page.
If there was an error (relating to size of image, or image type), you will see an error message (instead of the image).
Once you are happy with your Avatar, click the Board Indexlink to return to the main forum. list.
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