to use an
First thing you should do, obviously, is to download your file.
Generally speaking, with any version of AOL it will go into the
AOL/download/ directory. That is a default directory that AOL
uses. You should be mindful of where it downloads to, as this
location will be where you go to put it into your emails.
Providing it is not zipped, you should then open an email to write,
write the email, and when finished go to the small camera icon on the
tool bar within the email. On a mouse hover it says "Insert a
picture". When clicked, you get a choice of events, but you
want "insert a picture" from the choices. This will then
open up a file dialogue box where you can
choose the file you want. Chances are very good that it will be of
the directory you last accessed (which, as above, would be where you
downloaded the file). If the file is not there, you need to
navigate to the folder that you downloaded the file too. However,
let's go on the premise that it is the correct folder. So now you
choose the file you want and click it then click open. It
will insert the gif right where the cursor was when you did that. You
generally would do that at the end of the email.
Now, the gif will *NOT animate in the mail as it is being written.
It *WILL animate once sent and the recipient opens it. I would
advise you to send yourself an email with it inserted so that when you
check the "test" mail you send yourself, it will animate and
you will know it works. Other than that, this works and it works without
a hitch. It may seem daunting because when using AOL, you cannot
see the animation. But a simple email to yourself will show you
that it does. Does any of that make sense to you?
Good luck & have fun.