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Forum topic by hairy posted 01-04-2010 10:14 PM 748 views 2 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hairy

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01-04-2010 10:14 PM

I see in a lot of posts that people insert a link to another web page into their reply. I know how to cut and paste the link, but they always seem to be about 187 characters long. The cyber savvy out there know how to make that link one word. It will be a different color than the rest of the text. I think it’s hypertext.

I’m on the computer every day, I never said I was good at it. Thanks!

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 10:23 PM

Here is the way I do it. Find the URL you want to put into your comments and copy it to your clipboard. Write your post/comments and highlight the word you want to represent the link to the URL. Click on the little “chain link” button above- left of the space where you enter your comments (just to the right of the I button). Paste the URL into the blank in the window that opens.

Confused? ;^)

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 10:47 PM

Sounds good! Oh, by the way. What’s a clipboard?

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 10:52 PM

Tickle The Toad Test

If that works here’s a Hyperlink page.

Hey it works but it was LEW’s info that helped, thanks LEW. Goes to show ya an old dog can learn a new trick from time to time.
And thanks Hairy for asking.

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 11:01 PM

When you highlight the URL, you want to put into your comment, and copy it using CTRL + C or right click/copy it automatically goes to the “clipboard”. When you paste the URL into another place using CTRL + V or right click/paste the information from the clipboard is pasted into the location you select.

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 11:21 PM

I’m using Mozilla Firefox. When I want to link, I put the cursor on the address line at the top, I right click, copy, then right click and paste where I want it.

That’s all I know about it. Thanks for the help!

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 11:58 PM

thank´s for asking hairy and the other L J for sharing it
now I´m a little lesser confused neandertahler

Dennis

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 01:07 AM

I must be dumber than a day old gorilla baby, I don’t get it. I can cut and paste a link in where I want it, I want to be able to turn the link into a single word and not a big long web address. I’ll keep playing with it. Thanks!

That hypertext link JAGWAH posted is for Internet Explorer

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 01:41 AM

Hairy,
You have the right steps, just slightly out of order.

BEFORE you paste, highlight a word in your post. Then click on the link button above/left of the white area where you are entering the post. There is a “B” an “I” a “chain link” and a symbol for images (that has a “v and a dot”). The link button is the one that looks like a little chain. When you clink on the link button, another little window should open that says “please enter the URL for this link”. NOW, do a paste. The URL should show up in the white bar in the little window.

To see if it works, Click on the green preview button at the top/right of where you are entering your post. When in the preview mode, the word you highlighted BEFORE you pasted should now show up in blue and when you click on it it should open the location you selected in the copy operation.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 01:47 AM

Hairy,

Copy the URL into your clipboard and start your reply.
Type some word to represent the link you want followed. In this case, I’ll say it’s circular, watch:

circular

What you’ll see is the following—I’m adding spaces so it doesn’t get translated correctly:
” circular ” : http :// lumberjocks.com/topics/13224

Circular becomes the text representing the link. Clear as mud now? ? ?

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 02:31 AM

lol Hairy if your not confused I am but I live in the state of confussion anyways

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 02:40 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/forums trying to figure this out

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 03:30 AM

This thread

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 08:25 AM

Thanks to all for the help. Now I get it. I had some trouble earlier with the wireless signal where I was, and couldn’t get back to this. I was looking in the Firefox and Internet Explorer software, instead of right in the reply box. These senior moments are becoming routine.

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