Images keep displaying as links

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    Hi folks,

    Just starting out on creating a blog, but every time I try to upload an image to my first blog post, it inserts as a link when I want the image to embed in the text. This is really frustrating! My blog is going to have a lot of images, but I just can’t get going till I sort out how to change this glitch. For some reason it did it right once on a dummy post and then, just as inexplicably, it has gone back to giving me links (which don’t even work as links when you click on them) The picture file I am uploading is just some text on a bit of A4 paper scanned into Word so it should all be really simple.

    Very frustrated! Any suggestions gratefully received.

    The blog I need help with is noworneverbooks.wordpress.com.

    #573528

    airodyssey
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    Hi. Those aren’t images. They are Microsoft Word documents, hence the .doc extension at the end. That’s why they appear as links, and it’s perfectly normal:
    http://noworneverbooks.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/sc-greyscale-5/

    If you must keep them as a Word document, there is a way to embed them into your posts through Scribd:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/scribd/

    But frankly, it would be best to convert them into an actual image (for example, PNG) with one of the many free image editing software available online (GIMP, Sumo, etc.)

    #573557

    Thanks airodyssey, that is really useful. I thought there would be an obvious answer…

    Can you recommend a site to get the free image editing software from, that will be nice and intuitive to use for a complete IT dunce like me?

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