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    What's the trick?

    I see people post links that are not the actual web address.

    How is that done?

    I don't even know what to Google to learn.

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    i believe what you are talking about is hyper linking or inline linking see below but i do not know how to useit in this forum
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink
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    You can always use TinyUrl.com or Bitly.com
    Or put the actual URL in the form of (url=longunweildlyURLnamegoeshere)shortername(/url) ... using [ and ] of course.
    And of course the handy-dandy stand-by... lmgtfy.com, lmgtfy of course being Let Me Google That For You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENSPROKET View Post
    I see people post links that are not the actual web address.

    How is that done?

    I don't even know what to Google to learn.
    Quote Originally Posted by oliverclotheshoff View Post
    i believe what you are talking about is hyper linking or inline linking see below but i do not know how to useit in this forum
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink
    Relatively simple really:

    SAMPLE:
    I want to direct you to our organization here.

    Open new window to the desired site, copy the web address
    http://www.vcdl.org/

    Now paste the web address where you want it in the sentence w/o deleting anything
    I want to direct you to our organization here http://www.vcdl.org/.

    Now insert the word "here" in the middle of the web address
    I want to direct you to our organization here http://herewww.vcdl.org/.

    And last delete everything on the modified web address except the word "here"
    I want to direct you to our organization here.

    Walla! In sentence above here = http://www.vcdl.org

    Preview to make sure that everything has gone according to plan, then submit/post.

    There may be an easier way, but this seemed the simplest to explain. On an excessively long web page address, you can enter it, then preview it (a must do) then edit out a bulk of the address just leaving key words and it will appear as a link to the original. Note if you don't "preview it", the result will be a broken link.
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    Well, dang Grape, aside from having to remember to preview it, that's probably the easiest way yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    You can always use TinyUrl.com or Bitly.com
    Or put the actual URL in the form of (url=longunweildlyURLnamegoeshere)shortername(/url) ... using [ and ] of course.
    And of course the handy-dandy stand-by... lmgtfy.com, lmgtfy of course being Let Me Google That For You.
    I LMFAO the first time I saw one of those Let Me Google That For You. Still funny as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Relatively simple really:

    SAMPLE:
    I want to direct you to our organization here.

    Open new window to the desired site, copy the web address
    http://www.vcdl.org/

    Now paste the web address where you want it in the sentence w/o deleting anything
    I want to direct you to our organization here http://www.vcdl.org/.

    Now insert the word "here" in the middle of the web address
    I want to direct you to our organization here http://herewww.vcdl.org/.

    And last delete everything on the modified web address except the word "here"
    I want to direct you to our organization here.

    Walla! In sentence above here = http://www.vcdl.org

    Preview to make sure that everything has gone according to plan, then submit/post.

    There may be an easier way, but this seemed the simplest to explain. On an excessively long web page address, you can enter it, then preview it (a must do) then edit out a bulk of the address just leaving key words and it will appear as a link to the original. Note if you don't "preview it", the result will be a broken link.
    So, basically, once the hyperlink is created, you can change the text, without changing the link. Thank you for that step by step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENSPROKET View Post
    So, basically, once the hyperlink is created, you can change the text, without changing the link. Thank you for that step by step.
    Yep, but always use a separate window to acquire your link (or have it on hand before you post) otherwise you may loose your posting when you try to go back a page to finish.

    It works for me and I'm computer illiterate compared to most.
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    I'm glad someone asked, because I've been wondering too.

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    Hey, Grapeshot, that works AWESOME.

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    You can also just write the sentence you want, containing the word or words you want to use for the link target, select the word or words, and use the link tool at the top of the editor window (it looks like a globe with a chain link on it) to finish the linking process.
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    thanks dave thats easier yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegran View Post
    You can also just write the sentence you want, containing the word or words you want to use for the link target, select the word or words, and use the link tool at the top of the editor window (it looks like a globe with a chain link on it) to finish the linking process.
    Appreciate it - was hiding in plain sight all along....
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    Jackpot

    Maybe this should be a sticky; it is the user manual for the editor we all must use to post on this forum. All is revealed here; probably more than you wanted to know....
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegran View Post
    Maybe this should be a sticky; it is the user manual for the editor we all must use to post on this forum. All is revealed here; probably more than you wanted to know....
    Definitely more there than is utilized on this forum - that tool bar is extensive.

    Not more than I would like to know, but decidedly more than most will use with any regularity.

    I did bookmark the link though - thanks.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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