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Rolly


Nov 22, 2005, 2:11 PM

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Making URLs 'light up' and other goodies

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When you include a URL in your message, it is nice to have it click-able.

One sure fire way is to switch to the basic editor and use the URL clicker. If you are using Firefox or Chrome, you must do it this way.

With IE, you have three options ---

1) Use the basic editor as described above.

2) Enter the link and add a space at the very end of the link. Sometimes it takes two or even three spaces to make it work.

3) Highlight a word that you want to activate the link, then click on the link symbol - it's the right most symbol on the command bar. When you use #3, be careful not to get two HTTP:// in the address.

When the link has been successfully established, it'll light up in blue.

These instructions were revised on 20 April 3020 to make it more clear -- I hope.

Rolly Pirate


(This post was edited by Rolly on Dec 12, 2013, 2:40 PM)



mariejosee


Nov 22, 2005, 2:29 PM

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Thanks! I've been wondering for some time how to do this! Very cool!
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Papirex


Nov 22, 2005, 3:30 PM

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Rolly, I have found that sometimes when I put a space or three after a URL and it still doesn’t light up, if I backspace the curser to the last character in the URL and then hit the spacebar it will then light up. Sometimes I need to do that 2 or 3 times before it works.

That action may be peculiar to MS Word, I don’t know. I type all my posts, and replies in Word so I have a decent spell and grammar checker and then copy and paste them in to the post, or reply box.

Rex

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Anonimo

Aug 19, 2006, 4:26 AM

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ˇHíjole, Rolly! That was one of the most difficult, hoop-jumping ways to make a live link with word subsitution I've ever done. I finally did it, after the umpteenth attempt.
Unless I'm missing something, (could be), the Thorn Tree system is much easier.
So is Blogger.com
I also found that my browser, Apple Safari, does not support Advanced Editor, so I had to switch to Firefox.

Thanks for trying to explain it to me.



Saludos,
Anonimo


Judy in Ags


Jun 1, 2007, 1:44 PM

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I always put Enter (New Line) after URL to make it turn into a link. Then I can backspace and remove if I like.


BajaGringo


Jun 11, 2008, 3:14 AM

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OK, now I'll see if this works

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Rolly


Sep 11, 2008, 12:57 PM

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I have found a reason some may be having trouble making a link "light up." I have found that Firefox does not work correctly when pasting links. If you are using Firefox, you may need to switch to the basic editor and use the url/url things.

Rolly Pirate


bournemouth

Sep 11, 2008, 12:59 PM

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Now I understand why things haven't been working! Thanks for that info Rolly.


bournemouth

Sep 11, 2008, 1:03 PM

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Experimenting with making a link live:

http://www.mexconnected.com/


Judy in Ags


Apr 8, 2009, 7:58 AM

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Firefox works great in pasting links, in my experience--not not here!
 
 
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