How to attach files to an email:
Each mail utility program is different but they all allow the
user to "attach" files to a message. After you have finished "composing"
your message as you normally would with an email, attach the files in one
of the following ways:
Regardless of which method you use, you will then need to specify the file(s)
you want to attach. The attachment "dialog box" will start out in a particular
folder (or "directory") but you will need to tell it to look in the particular
directory on your hard drive where the data was automatically stored.
In the case of the ONSET TidBit probes, for example, tell it to look in
"c:\bxcrpro3" directory (or something like that). After you have specified
the correct directory, you should see the list of files in that directory.
The files that end "dtf" are those you will be attaching. These are the
files that were automatically generated in the "Downloading Data" steps
documented elsewhere. Notice that these "dtf" (binary) files have
particular conventions. The file "t3950201", for example, is the
2nd redeployment of the probe with serial number "0395" and was taken
at site #1. .
click on the paper clip icon which is a symbol for attaching files
click on the menu option for attaching files (which may be part of a drop-down
options at the top of your screen)
Note: If you are using the spreadsheet method of "documenting
the deployment", the "spreadsheet file" (which includes a row with the
station information for this particular deployment) must also be attached.
See the section on "Documenting the Data with each Setting"
to see what I mean by "spreadsheet file".
Note: I am using the term "deployment" to represent a time series of
data at one location and the term "setting" to represent the segment of
that deployment as downloaded in a separate file.
Note: This is a draft of "How to attach files to an email".
Please let me know what parts are not clear so that I can revise it for
the next person that looks at it.