link problem on thread replies

By tomrca
Jul 30, 2006
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  1. does anyone have any bother inserting a link ie, not getting an option of using alternative text such as 'Here', as in "go Here". seems that mine isn't working and can only insert the actual link...
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Type the word you want to use as the link in the reply box. Then copy the url of the link you wish to use. Highlight the word you`ve typed by holding down the left mouse button and pulling the curser over the word, click on the insert link button, paste the url into the box and click ok.

    The word you highlighted will become the link.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    it's easy to type it out as well...

    for example if you wanted to use the word "here" as a link to techspot, you would type [ URL = www.techspot.com ] here [ /URL ] (without the spaces of course). the end result would be here

    cheers :wave:
  4. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,051

    cheers howard, you too KingCody. didn't realise it worked that way too..
  5. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,051

    i think howard is the cyber space thermo man? gets a wiff of a problem and he's off.....::hotouch: :hotouch:
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    If you haven't selected any text, the new link will be created with a copy of the URL as the default text.

    This URL text is automatically highlighted/selected for your convenience, so after you hit the OK button, you can start typing and it will replace the visible URL text with whatever you type.

    Because of this, it isn't really necessary to have another pop up box... Just another detail. :)


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