Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blogger help - my toolbar is gone!

... I mean the toolbar that is normally above the text window in "Create Post". This means I can't edit the font size; I can't post pictures; I can't link! There's an error sign at the bottom left corner of the screen. I have had this problem before, and it just somehow fixed itself, but now it has been gone for three days and I can't find anything about it in blogger help.

Is anyone else struggling with the same issue? Can anything be done? Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. I hope it will be resolved soon, because I have so many pictures and links to share with you!

On the bright side, my second week in the hospital was less stressful than the first one. The training doesn't really take many hours, and I'm also getting the translation orders under control, careful not to promise to do any more work than I can currently commit to, or to do it quicker than is possible right now.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!


Jan Hatchett said...

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I have been reading your blog for some time and I have been uplifted by it. I am in a different situation from you (40 years old, happily married, 2 kids), but I appreciate your wonderful attitude toward homemaking, God, and family.

I also teach at a Christian high school and this site is an encouragement that I can offer the girls that are trying to make wise decisions. They are so happy to find an young adult who is proudly making wise decisions also.

Anna S said...

Thanks, Jan!

Anonymous said...

Maybe check and make sure you're not on the html screen? There are two tabs on the upper right side of the box where you type, one is html and the other is the regular one.

But then you said there's an error message...I don't know.

God Bless!

Anna S said...

Panda, welcome back! I don't even *have* the html option. That, too, is gone. Heh.

USAincognito said...

Blogger won't let me upload video anymore either so I think there are issues on the blogspot side.

UltraCrepidarian said...

What web browser and platform are you using? Mac/Safari? Windows/IE? Firefox?


Anna S said...

Warren, I use Windows/IE.

Mrs.B said...


I have had a bit of trouble but nothing like you've described. But I use Mozilla Firefox which if I understand correctly is more compatible with Blogger than IE is.

Just Google 'Mozilla Firefox' and you can download it for free.

Hope you get the problems all ironed out!


Anonymous said...

Let's try this: Take a screenshot of your browser window when you get the error and upload it at a free web host (try and paste the link to the image here. Maybe I or some other reader can help.


I recommend Firefox browser, too - it's safer, faster and can provide much more features. And it can automatically import your IE bookmarks/favorites.


PandaBean : Which browser do you use which has both an HTML and a regular screen ? That feature is not available in IE.

Tracy said...

I do hope that your blogging issues are resolved soon. That can be very frustrating.

I'm glad that your hospital schedule is working itself out. Sorry I've been lax in commenting as of late, but home duties are limiting computer time.

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, do you have a date set for your wedding?

Anna S said...

When there's a date, I'll let everyone know. :)

Mrs. Brigham said...

I have been having issues posting comments on Blogger blogs for the past three days. The picture upload problem happens to me fairly frequently, so I have a Photobucket account as my backup. You can just copy/paste the HTML link that shows up under your picture when you upload on their site. Flickr also will allow you to blog your pictures, but I am not sure how this feature works exactly.

Are you able to manually do the HTML code for linking? This is the code, just remove the stars: <*a href="*http://insert link here*">*Your Text Here*<*/a>

Basic HTML for font size & whatnot can be found here

I hope these might help you until Blogger fixes whatever glitch is happening!

Coffee Catholic said...

Wow Anna...sounds like you are super busy!

Anna S said...

Amy, yes, the linking works! Thank you! And thanks for the Photobucket tip. I'll give it a try!

pfg blogmatron said...

This may help?

or posting here for an employee or other member to assist?

Sorry, I can't help more ~ never paid much attention to the toolbar when creating a blog post so not sure if it has ever been a problem that fixed itself. With other issues, they typically were site issues that did fix with time or were my computer related and fixed with logging out and my clearing files/cookies/etc. with an ATF Cleaner or through browser tools and running Spybot or Adaware and then logging back in. :-)

Crystal said...

Try checking if your browser needs updating, or try using another web browser. I've noticed problems like yours when blogger makes a change and it doesn't always work with all browsers. They tend to work it out eventually though.