1. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    How do you put a link without pasting the link address
    For some time I have seen links on here which simply said, Here or a title.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
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    Like this

    When in the reply box there should be smilies off to the right and lots of other options above. Where the "B" for bold is, go along that line till around the middle and the first small globe, put your mouse over it and it should say "insert link".

    Now type in your reply. Type the words you want as your link and just highlight them. Click on the globe and a box will appear. paste the address link in there and click OK.

    Good Luck:)
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Hi Lin

    I'll do my best to explain but I can't promise!!

    You type in the words you want to use to create the link, for example FACTSHEET. You then need to have the URL address you want to link that to - eg

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200137

    I always open the page I want in a new window and highlight and copy the address ready to paste when I need it.

    You highlight the word FACTSHEET then clink on the little icon above the reply box which looks like a little globe, the one next to the globe with the red cross on it. This gives you a little box which asks you to put in the URL address you want to link to. I always take out the http thing which is already in the box and I then paste in the address which I have already saved. That's all you have to do as the word will have turned blue and it is a now a hyperlink -

    FACTSHEET

    I bet that's as clear as mud!!!! The instructions may be in the Help area but I can't see them at the minute.
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    Cross posted with Pete - his explanation is much clearer!!!!:D
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
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    Seems much quicker and simpler just to put the link directly into the post by copying and pasting!
     
  6. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Pete and Izzy have already explained but these may help:
     

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  7. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Thank you everyone .

    I think I'll probably need to practice for a while.
     
  8. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    If you do want to practice then give it a go.:) But before you click "submit reply" you can "preview post" and it will show up on there and you can click on your new link to see if it works.

    Then just cancel it if you don't actually want to post it.

    Good luck:)
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,753
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    Before you paste Lin, you need to delete the http:// which is already in the box.
     
  10. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    #10 Pete R, Feb 12, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
    Isn't already highlighted so should disappear with a good old paste.:)
     
  11. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,854
    Wigan, Lancs
    I think it depends. On my PC it is already highlighted, but not on my iPad, so I have to manually delete it.
     
  12. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    Ahhh. Maybe I should try more fruit?:)
     
  13. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Thanks Jan. I didn't have time to do that.
     
  14. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    I do that mostly but sometimes I just want to do it differently!!
     
  15. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Still trying lol.
     
  16. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
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    I have just read the last part of your signature regarding your "phone". I have never tried doing it with a phone if that is what you are using now.:confused:
     
  17. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    #17 Izzy, Feb 12, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
    I'm doing this on my iPhone using Safari. I don't think it can be done with the app but I'll check. It is certainly much more of a fiddle using iPhone. I thought I'd put in a link for something essential!!Cosmopolitans

    Just tried app and can't do it.
     
  18. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
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    Thanks for the link, just off to get some limes.:)
     
  19. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Good for you!!!!
     
  20. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
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    I find it so simple on my laptop but very difficult on my IPad, it is more miss than hit on the pad.
     

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