As the convenor of all things digital in your community, you are likely to find yourself receiving all sorts of ‘stuff’. Welcome to your new life as the human scanner.
Scribd is a really useful website to just upload the stray word files, PDFs and snapshots of pieces of paper you will receive, either temporarily until you have time to write it up into a full article or permanently if you take the view that you only have so many hours in the day. Add the documents into your website with the HTML embed code – if you are using a free WordPress blog you will need to use the wordpress.com Embed code provided in the ‘advanced’ settings.
If you require a lower-tech solution, for example if your computer doesn’t get on with Scribd, another way of capturing things from your computer is to use the ‘Print screen’ button. Press the button then open Paint to paste the image and crop everything around it. Save it as a Jpg and upload to Flickr (click here for the talkaboutlocal guide, and as we are taking the low-tech route, note that Flickr can receive images by email). If you are on a Mac, you should have an equivalent application called Grab in your Applications.
Thanks to my Twitter community who responded to my cry for help with these tips
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