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How to include a link in your post


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Quite a few people seem to be having difficulties with including a hyperlink in their posts. It's obviously easy enough to type the full address of another web page in the text, but if you want to make a link that others can click on to go to a page on another site, here's how you do it:-

In the text entry box you'll see a number of text formatting icons. One of the icons is a green circle with a small right-facing arrow. When you want to make a link, click the icon.

A dialogue box will appear, in which you can enter a web address. Enter the address of the page you want to link to, making sure that you don't duplicate the 'http' that is already in the box by default.

When you've entered the address, click 'OK' and the link text will appear in your post, together with the highlighted words 'link text' in brackets.

Delete the 'link text' and substitute words of your choice - 'click here' for instance - but don't touch the brackets or anything else in the link text. Don't expect the hyperlink to appear in your text, that happens when you submit your post.

Carry on typing your post, and submit it when you've finished. The hyperlink will appear automatically.

Like most things, it's simple when you get used to it, and it all takes far less time than it takes to read these instructions.

I hope that clears things up for those of you who aren't sure.

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buteman

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FE.With the old Click here's you could hover your mouse above it and it would tell you what program was on it without having to open it. Can they do the same with the link Test as you now have to open it to see what is being posted so that you do not duplicate the same program.

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badhair1963

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Ok, let's give this a go using IMDB as an example.

link text

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badhair1963

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I knew I'd get that wrong. DOH!

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Pine Man

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I'll give it another go

BBC Hopefully

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Pine Man

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That did it but it's hardly intuitive;-)

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Pine Man

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Buteman

If I hover over my link I get the address 'http://www.bbc.co.uk' in the bottom left corner of my FireFox browser.

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badhair1963

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Let's have another go.

IMDB

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buteman

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hssutton. Once you have used link text and just before you post it on the Forum Link text will be highlighted .Just remove link text leaving the brackets and type what you want on it and it will open with that on it. Like yourself I was having difficulty with it.Probably an age problem like you say.

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buteman

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Pine Man.Ok thanks for that it was the last place that I was expecting to see it.Thanks for the info.I suppose I was that used to getting it on the click here.So another problem solved.

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dms_05

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I'm browsing this site much less than I did before the changes. The reason? It's much less user friendly. I can use any number of forums without this level of complexity - so I do. It's another case of 'doesn't it look pretty' whereas it should be 'it doesn't work as easily'. FE's long winded explanation of what was previously a very simple task totally illustrates the problems.

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