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Subject: How do I make a clickable link to a book?
Date Posted: 4/21/2009 5:16 PM ET
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How do I make a clickable link to a book?

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 1:23 AM ET
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If you only want to make a link that's clickable and not the one that says "link" you can copy the URL of the book's listing page and paste it to the  post here.  Then you can highlight it and use the "link" symbol in the last section of the little toolbar on top of the post section and it should become a workable link.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780553590098-The+White+Road+A+Nightrunner+Novel

www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780553590098-The+White+Road+A+Nightrunner+Novel

It can work like the above.  I can do the "link" link but it's always by accident.

Ruth

ETA - okay the top link atually came out with "Link" - but doesn't show that on the post writing section until it posts.  So I'm still confused about what I did - but like I said I do it by accident.  Sorry I can't be more helpful.  I don't know how to do it in a PM because the toolbars aren't there.



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Date Posted: 4/22/2009 8:32 AM ET
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You can copy and paste any blue or red linked listing of the book. I usually go to my TBR or bookshelf, highlight the book title, copy, and then paste. If you want to use a URL and have it say something, the easiest way is to get the uRL in your clipboard (copy) and then in the post - type what you want the link to say, highlight that, and then hit the link symbol. Copy the URL into the screen that pops up. Viola!

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 9:03 AM ET
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Ruth:

Here's what you did by accident.  If you copy any URL beginning with http: and paste it into your posting (for example the following Google URL) it magically gets convert into the blue Link AFTER you click Submit Reply.  Like this: http://www.google.com/

You can make the same link with a title (so to speak).  For example let's say I wanted to call it MY GOOGLE HOMEPAGE then what you do is highlight those words Press the little link tool (the chain) and the paste the URL portion in a window that pops up and click OK.  Now it has a title of MY GOOGLE HOMEPAGE

Though if you use the latter method it must be the last part of a paragraph.  If you continue typing that sentence after establishing the link it destroys the link somehow.

For book/ author links it's much simpler.  Just go to your Lists (Wish, Reminder, etc) copy the already made link and paste it into your post like this:

Beyond The Sunrise :: Mary Balogh

Burn: A Novel :: Linda Howard

Dan (for Marilyn)

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 8:03 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/21/2009 11:08 AM ET
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780316035446-Witches+Incorporated+Rogue+Agent+Bk+2

Witches Incorporated (Rogue Agent, Bk 2) :: K. E. Mills



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Date Posted: 8/21/2009 11:10 AM ET
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Here's a picture that shows a clickable link to a book.

Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel :: Colleen McCullough

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 11:59 AM ET
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Marilyn or is this Dan???  thanks for taking the time to post with screen captures - I think that will help many users that may be lost with written steps. 

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 12:56 PM ET
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You're welcome jubead.  Here's another picture (coming soon).

Dan (for Marilyn)

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 12:57 PM ET
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Here's a picture that shows a clickable link to a Website

http://www.jrward.com/index-books.html



Last Edited on: 8/21/09 1:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/21/2009 3:47 PM ET
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Dan, thanks so much.  We all appreciate the help.

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 4:36 PM ET
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Here's a picture that shows a refinement for a clickable link to a Website. Instead of the default blue http://www.jrward.com/index-books.html you might want to make up your own name for the link.  Let's say we want the phrase Black Dagger Brotherhood  as our link.

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 6:12 PM ET
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Here a picture of how to post a link to a specific reply in a forum topic.  First let’s assume that you did a forum search to find a specific forum post.  You just click the

View Inline link from the search.  The resulting URL is your link.  Simply paste it here http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=176052&l=25&ls=0#p3551055

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 6:35 PM ET
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test 

I was wondering about this myself, the pictures really helped!

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 9:03 AM ET
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In Summary (and to illustrate a few points about links):

 

Here’s how to create a clickable link to a book.

Here’s how to create a clickable link to a website.

Here’s how to create a clickable link to a website (using your own wording).

Here’s how to create a clickable link to a specific forum post.

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 11:32 AM ET
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Thank you everyone for this information.  I'm writing it down so I'll have it when I need it!  : )

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 2:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/2/2009 2:27 PM ET
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Dan

Thanks so much for your excellent demo pictures.  You've been a big help.

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 12:56 PM ET
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Hmm ok I'm going to test this with Dan's Black Dagger Brotherhood example link.

 

Yay it worked!  Thank you :)



Last Edited on: 9/3/09 12:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 1:49 AM ET
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Testing:  http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/rapid-flu-test-insensitive-h1n1/story?id=8665576

Nope.  That's not what I wanted.

Here's trying again:  Link

Yay!  I finally got it to work. 



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Date Posted: 9/28/2009 1:54 AM ET
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