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Subject: Including a Link in a forum post
Date Posted: 5/30/2008 5:46 PM ET
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I've tried to figure this out but I just can't seem to stumble upon it:  How do you post a link so that it's just a little blue Link instead of the lengthier URL??  I rarely see others posted links as the URL but I can't seem to find out how to make what I guess would be considered a button for it. 

Thanks,

Jimi

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 5:49 PM ET
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After you copy and paste it, hit submit and it should come up as Link.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 5:58 PM ET
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yep, what Anne said...

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 7:59 PM ET
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That's all??  I've been using the add/edit link button in the toolbar.  When I do I see www.whateversite.com.  I'm going to try just copy and pasting a URL (my profile) and see.  

http://jimijam.paperbackswap.com/profile/index.php

edit: I can't believe it!  that's ridiculous lol.  jimijam.paperbackswap.com/profile/index.php is what I get from using the button.  Ugh.  Thanks a bunch, guess I just wasn't thinking about this the right way.



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Date Posted: 5/31/2008 1:12 PM ET
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Glad you figured it out James.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 3:30 AM ET
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I've been trying to figure this out as well... test test  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=119368

 

LOL ridiculously easy... Next, how do you make it so it does not just say Link but whatever I want it to say? 



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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 8:08 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 10:53 AM ET
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To make a link say what you want to:

once you paste the link, highlight it, then start tying what you want it to say EileensProfile No Spaces, Do Not BackSpace While doing this...

Eileen's Profile Once you're done typing what you want it to say, then you can go back and put in spaces, punctuation, make corrections.

I hope that was understandable:)

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:03 AM ET
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=119368 TEST

I've been wandering too.



Last Edited on: 6/4/08 11:04 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:33 AM ET
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This is how I have always done it- type what you want it to say, such as a book title.  Open another browser window and browse to the URL that you want to link to, then copy the URL.  Go back to the PBS window, highlight what you want to show up as a link, and then click on the little link icon at the top of the editor window (looks like a couple of chain links).  Paste the URL into the space where it asks for it, then click OK, and it will create the link with the text.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:55 AM ET
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paperbackswap.com 

just testin'

eta: holy shenanigans. that's neat.



Last Edited on: 6/4/08 11:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Ok I was wondering about that make-the-link-say-what-you-want and I still don't get it but I've got the flu so blech I'll figure it out later, at least there are posts to explain already!

edit: Trying it too

Hurray I did it too!

Glad my question was useful to others, I don't feel so alone now lol



Last Edited on: 6/11/08 7:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 5:25 PM ET
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Test Books

Thank you so much! :D



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Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:00 PM ET
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http://Sheila-GA.paperbackswap.com CLICK ME



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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:01 AM ET
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DIDIGETTHISRIGHT???????????????

 This is linking to edit my reply.  I wonder if you guys get to edit me, too.  If so, don't make me look bad!  ;)Yessssssss!!

YES I can edit YOUR post - cozette

Wow! Who know that I can edit someone else's post?!!! Some people could be really naughty with this feature!--Melissa

Hahahahahaha. Boo. So Funny. Let's see.....Sheena wipes cheetos on ___________? JK. Lol :) - Amanda B. (TextAddict)

interesting...



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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:04 AM ET
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HellNo

EditedToAddHELLyes

EasierThanIthought



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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:30 AM ET
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Where are you now

I just had to try and I did it!  I really really did it.



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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 7:56 AM ET
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How_do you make spaces like above post? 

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 8:19 AM ET
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Sheena, after I typed the whole thing I just went back and added the spaces. I was so anxious to see if it worked I didn't even finish putting in the whole title.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 6:14 PM ET
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Trying this again 

cool!

Thank you!

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 2:02 PM ET
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Lil Book Garden

Here's how I did it:

1) I typed in "Lil Book Garden"

2) Then I left button dragged the typed-in text to high-light the words "Lil Book Garden"

3) Then I clicked the Insert/Edit Link tool button (the chain icon on the tolbar)

4) That gave me a popup window.  I copied the URL address of my link  beginning with http:// and then pasted that into the window that was opened by the Insert/Edit Link tool button.

5) Clicked the OK button on the opened window and then clicked Submit Reply on the Post Topic window.

This way you can choose a custom link name like (Lil Book Garden) instead of http://www.mybgarden.com/reldate.html which you get if you simply paste the URL into your reply and click Submit Reply.



Last Edited on: 4/9/09 1:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 8
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 5:46 PM ET
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James - it's so good to "see" you!  we've been missing you on the forums.  You don't HAVE to get books to post!  Hope you are doing well.  and thanks for asking this question - I've done it by "accident" before but didn't know how I did it! 

Ruth

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Date Posted: 4/8/2009 7:13 PM ET
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Welcome back JimiJam!!!  You were missed!

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 8:05 PM ET
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JimiJam is not back???  It was just me practicing how to put in a custom link name.

Dan (for Marilyn)

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 8:44 PM ET
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Testing

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

Yay!  It worked.



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