How to upload files

This is a tutorial on how to upload files onto the TI-Basic Developer. It has been requested that a step-by-step guide be created, as the process can be quite complicated to new contributors.

I am going to create a picture file to be uploaded…

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Now I need to save it. Click "File", then "Save As…"

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This next step may seem quite obvious. I feel though, that it is necessary to show everybody how to save in a *.PNG format. Click on the "Save as type:" drop-down box, and select "PNG (*.PNG)".

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The PNG format is a superior one, as it is a lossless format (retains the full quality of the image), it is compressed (the file size is much smaller than a raw image) and it supports transparency (you can have "see-through" backgrounds).

I have saved my image on the desktop:

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The next step is to open up your favourite web-browser, and navigate to the page you want to upload your file on. In my case, it's the 83 home page:

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Scroll to the bottom of the page, and in the bottom-right hand corner is a selection of buttons. If you can't see these buttons, you may not be logged in (log in by pressing the "log in" link at the very top-right hand corner of the page). Now click on the "files" button (which conveniently appears in red in this image):

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A menu appears just below the buttons. Click on the "upload new file" link, which has also conveniently appeared in red for some reason:

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Another menu appears below. Now click the "Choose File" button:

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Just navigate to where you saved your file — mine was saved on the desktop. Then click on the file, and click on the "Open" button:

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Notice how your file appears in the "File to upload:" text box. When uploading files on the internet, it is always wise to make the file-name all one word, and all lowercase. We are going to do that now:

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You MUST remember to add the last four characters to the new file name. In this case, we added .png. If you don't it will cause problems later.

Now click on the "upload file" button:

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Hooray! Your file is now uploaded to the TI-Basic Developer! You will notice the list of files (arranged automatically in alphabetical order) now contains your file. Click on the "info" link:

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Now comes up a box, including the URL of the file. The URL is important because it means you can access the file simply by clicking (or typing in) the address.

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