You can create just about any text or image-based content and store it on midrangeNews.com. Use your own tools, such as DreamWeaver, Expression Web (formerly FrontPage), or any other HTML editor and upload to or cut/paste your content into midrangeNews.com
First, create a Midrange News user profile. It's free and easy.
Second, confirm your registration via your email address. We send out a confirming email so that no one can sign you up without your permission. Check your email account after you sign up for Midrange News. Within a few minutes a confirming email will be sent. Click on the link in the email (or cut/paste it into your web browser). That link will take you directly to our verification page and verify that you received your email. Note that the verification key (included in the email) expires in 24 hours. If you can't get to it before then, you'll need to re-register with Midrange News.
Most people create content using any of these tools:
More on each of these options, follows:
When you select "Share what you know" from the Midrange News banner, you are presented with a page to create your content. This page includes 3 tabbed pages.
Some people upload their content and then use the online editor to enter a description or caption for the content they've uploaded. Both the text entered into the online editor and the uploaded file are displayed simultaneously; with the online editor content appearing above any uploaded file.
We here at midrangeNews.com use Microsoft Expression Web v3 and v4 to produce HTML. But IBM's Rational Developer for POWER on i (RDp) will also allow you to create HTML. Once an HTML document is created, just upload it or cut/paste it into the midrangeNews.com online editor. Give it a title and press Save. Bam! It's published.
If you use Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, Open Office Writer or just about any other word processor, you have two options to store their content on Midrange News.
If you use PowerPoint, OpenOffice Impress, or Apple Keynote you may be able to export your presentation as a set of images (PNG files are best) and upload each individual slide as a page. The best way to do this is to create a group page in Midrange News (any page can be a group page) and give it a description of your presentation. Then, using the Edit Group option, edit that group page and upload each new image file. Then order the pages in the group so they will be presented in the correct sequence.
Note that Midrange News limits the size of image files to no more than 1 megabyte per page. Experimented with these presentation programs showed that most PNG files they create are between 300,000 and 600,000 bytes.