How do I hyperlink?

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How do I hyperlink?

Postby gavin » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:26 pm

How do I hyperlink?
e.g.
I want to draw attention to the post where I specify where to buy drive straps
The url is ( I think) viewtopic.php?f=14&t=233 and it is headed "bowl lathe drive straps - the definitive answer!!".
I imagine I highlight the text I want to hyper link from - but what then?
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Re: How do I hyperlink?

Postby Nicola Wood » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:01 pm

I'm not sure if there's a faster way but if I want a word to be a hyperlink on one side I put [url=then the complete web address without a space, then a closing square bracket]again without a space. After the word I put[/url] So I can link here like this. Typing it manually is a bit of a pain, but it looks tidier afterwards. If you just paste a complete web address in it knows and converts it for you which works just as well really though!
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Re: How do I hyperlink?

Postby underground » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:30 am

There's a button directly above the window where you type your reply, with 'URL' in it - if you click it it puts in the URL tags for you - and the cursor inside them; so assuming you copied the relevant URL already, just CTRL+V or right click and paste.

I didn't know that the forum does what Nicola said though; maybe you don't need to bother - unless you want to add a word with a link inside it, in which case just do what she suggests :)

http://www.bodgers.org.uk/bb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=233 (this example using the URL tags)

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=233 (this example just pasting the URL)

http://www.sheffieldlive.org (another pasted example not part of this forum)
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Re: How do I hyperlink?

Postby Nicola Wood » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:24 am

Yes, I see that now - it does the url tags in the square brackets and you just need to go to the first one, type = then paste your hyperlink.
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