This is ONE OF 2 responses to VC 18 Robert 7 ("Gift Card Archive???¿¿¿")...
Robert (and everyone):
Thanks for TRYING to attach a card to your last gift; I appreciate it when anyone does this as it saves me a little extra work.
Under the new system ALL contributions are created by pushing the New Card button found on most varieties of voice card (the one with the trumpet; the one you use to make replies and hello cards). To send a gift card, just go to any card in the current voice volume and press that New Card button. You will see a scrolling list of possible card types which includes "Gift Card." Just double click on "Gift Card" (or click once and push the CREATE button - whatever!) That's all there is to it!
When you create a gift card, the Archipelago system will ask you specify what KIND of gift it is (stack, paint file, startupscreen, etc.) and then identify the file itself. It's FAST! It's EASY! It's FUN FUN FUN!
If you are feeling especially clever, and if your gift comes with some text file documentation, you can incorporate the text into your card AUTOMATICALLY using the same system that works with standard voice cards. That is you can either sweep over the text and copy it before creating the card and then press the "Clipboard" button instead of the create button, OR you can push the "Text File" button and suck in the entire file as soon as the card is created.
Thanks in advance to everyone who includes a card with their gift!