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Need small helping hand from kind soul

Discussion in 'With A Little Help From My Friends' started by Len Green, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Len Green Member

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    On the previous version of the JA forums you could link to file on the net by writing something like “You can read the article HERE” instead of the much more cumbersome form of “You can read the article at http://xxxxxxxyyyyyyyyzzzzzzzz

    I’m pretty sure that some good member wrote a description of how to do this on the latest version.
    I scanned all the previous posts but couldn’t find it – quite likely due to my fading vision !

    Could somebody link me or point me to that post !! Or give me CLEAR instructions how to do it.

    VERY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE !!
  2. Lady Kestrel Member

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    Type, without spaces, bracket, url=, the http address, close bracket, short word of your choice (such as HERE), bracket, /url. close bracket.
  3. Len Green Member

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  4. CB Member

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    I use the little icon (directly under the Undo icon) that looks like a chain. In order to get it to highlight you first have to drop the url (in this example I'm using the same link you used) into your post. Don't worry you're going to fix that. Click anywhere on the link text and voila, the chain icon is highlighted. Click on it and a text box appears. If the box is blank re-copy the url first and then click on insert. Now scroll over the whole line of link text and you will see it becomes highlighted. Now just go and type in the word, HERE or whatever, that you want to appear instead. Hit enter. HERE
  5. Len Green Member

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    Thanks CB,
    It's late here now - I'll try 'your' method tomorrow :D :cool:
  6. Lady Kestrel Member

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    Sorry. I forgot to put the first url in my directions. It should be correct now, but I'll restate it here:
    First [ then url=, then the http address, then ]HERE[ then /url]
  7. Len Green Member

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    I'm a bit confused - before I try it again could you please confrm that it should be :-

    [url=http address]HERE[/url]
  8. Lady Kestrel Member

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    Yes, that's it Len.

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