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Subject: Links in Discussion Forum Posts
Date Posted: 7/11/2008 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2006
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Okay, I think I've looked every where possible for the answer to this, but if not and it has already been mentioned I apologize. How do you link to a book on your bookshelf in a discussion post? I know you must be able to do it as I see lots of links, but darn if I can figure it out.

Thanks,

Anne J

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 3:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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I had the same question a little while back.  I still haven't completely figured out how to make the title of a book a link, but it's explained in the answers I got.  Here's a link to the thread: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=119368

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 3:14 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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To make the title of a book a link.

First, go to the book page and copy the location bar.

Second, go to the forum and type out the title in the text box. Like so:

1001 Cool School Yard Jokes

Third, highlight the entire title and press the link button. It looks like a little chain (4th from the right). In the box that pops up, paste the link into the URL text box. It will remove the http:// from your link if you have one in there. Press ok. The window should close and the title should be a link. For instance:

1001 Cool School Yard Jokes

Hope I've been clear. It's a lot easier doing it than trying to explain it. There's a few other little things you could do, but that's the basics.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 3:21 PM ET
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Thank you very much. Is it posted somewhere?

Anne

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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I'm not sure. I just played around with it until I figured it out. But then, I often do things the hard way. For all I know, there's a FAQ on it somewhere.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 6:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2007
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Or - just go to the title on your bookshelf (if that's where it is), and copy the title to your forum post.  Then it's linked to your copy!