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Groups and Files
03 December 2008, 10:51 AMI'm having trouble with my group files... I uploaded lots of different files to my own file area and (like the blogs) thought I may have access to these in the group space. I didn't. That's cool, I can upload different files for the group context, and I did. But when it came to adding them to a view I couldn't just add a file (my only options were html, file downloads, embedded media or images). There was no option for a .doc (which I'd uploaded to the group file space). I'd also uploaded an image and I tried to drag that into the view, but couldn't see it. I then wondered if it had something to do with public access to individual files (since the files I could see, which were not mine, were all 'public' tagged), but couldn't see a place to make my files public or not....
03 December 2008, 4:03 PM
Using your own artefacts in group Views is a slightly tricky area. To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what the behaviour should be myself! Richard Mansfield will know.
I'm not sure what you mean by this: "But when it came to adding them to a view I couldn't just add a file (my only options were html, file downloads, embedded media or images)"
What way were you expecting to be able to add a file?
As for the .doc and image file in the View, it sounds like there may be a bug there, but we might need more information - what type of group was it, what role were you when you uploaded the image/doc file and what role were you when creating the view?
04 December 2008, 6:57 AMYes, I'm not sure you want to use your own files in group views either... I did eventually get to add a file (.doc) from the group files to my group view using 'Files to Download' (I think I had a stunned moment yesterday and thought it should have been a different option). But I still can't add any images from the same group of files using 'An Image' so think that is a bug. I created the group as a normal user, it is a group which you need to request membership for and it is just a normal view within that group.
04 December 2008, 3:40 PM
I asked Richard about your artefacts in group views - we haven't implemented anything like this yet. The bug he was fixing was to do with copying blogs when using a view as a template.
I'll have a look into putting images into a group view.
04 December 2008, 6:46 PMI had a look, and managed to embed an image just fine. I can see all of the site public files and all of the files in the group to embed. I tried this as a normal user, not an admin. I'm afraid I'm a bit confused about what could be wrong!