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copy/paste--need help please

Posted by ratherbesewing (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 17:56

I am feeling very un-technical right now. How to you copy/paste a link when answering a message to a poster? I am "copying" from the http address at the top of the site and then I "paste" to the message.(all right clicks-at least I know that much) I am successful at copying the address, but it doesn't highlight so anyone reading my response can't click on the site. Does this make sense?


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RE: copy/paste--need help please

Yes.........you can't put a http(url) link within the message area but you can put it in the Optional Link URL box.

To place it in the message area use this code: a href="http://ERASE THIS AND PUT PAGE URL HERE">Click here.

Make sure http isn't in the link twice, which happens when you copy/paste the complete url. After pasting your link, click Preview and you will see 'Click Here' underlined as your link. Or, you can erase Click Here and type in anything you want.

For more info check out the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: HTML codes


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RE: copy/paste--need help please

If you copy the URL (address) -- click on the message box and you can hit CTRL-V to paste it into the thread.

Does that help?


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RE: copy/paste--need help please ps

Maybe this sentence makes more sense than my original: A http(url) link won't appear underlined within the message area without using a html code.


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RE: copy/paste--need help please

Ok........last post! :) If you want your link to show up as as an underlined http:, use the code I gave you earlier but paste your link in both the 'Erase this' and 'Click here' areas. Here's an example: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/decor/msg0317561619752.html?3


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RE: copy/paste--need help please

I've posted a diagram, see the two boxes at the bottom titled Optional Link URL and Name of the link? A lot of posters don't realize this but that's where you post your link and the link title. The catch is, you have to preview your post before the boxes become available.

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RE: copy/paste--need help please

Unlike other forums and message boards, the software this one uses is ancient! That is why it doesn't automatically convert web addresses to clickable links like most modern sites. So you either have to use the box at the bottom of the page (which isn't there when you originate a thread, until you preview it) or learn a little basic HTML.

Here is a link that might be useful: HTML basics


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RE: copy/paste--need help please

Thank you to all!! I wasn't aware that the PREVIEW would do the trick.


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