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Inserting a hyperlink.
« on: December 04, 2011, 04:09:34 am »
I have inserted a hyperlink into my posts successfully, but I can't seem to do it the way a lot of members do.  They are able to write a word such as here and when you click on the word you are taken to the relevant site or thread.  Can anyone shed a bit of light on this area for me.  Thanks.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 04:19:39 am »
I keep getting an error when I try to explain this.

I try a PM with the instructions.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 05:16:47 am »
Thank you so much Andie.  I will try it the next time I want to link something
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 01:21:04 pm »
Andie, could you PM me with the instructions as well please?  Thank you

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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 10:00:16 pm »
me too please. I have no idea what I am doing! thanks :)

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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 10:23:18 pm »
Here's CP's instructions if you want to try hers - I learnt to do it from this one.

"this is really easy to do, and maybe these instructions could work for you:

1. Bring up the webpage you wish to draw attention to.
2. Way up above (where the address shows http:/forumthermomix.com/index...etc is at the very top of your computer screen on the toolbar) - just copy and paste that whole address and note the name of the topic eg. Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
3. In the topic where you are going to post, type in Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
4. Now highlight with your mouse, Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
5. Just above the smiley faces, click on the Globe of the Earth symbol (3rd one from the left)
6. Just in front of the first word that you have just highlighted (eg. Thai) you will see (url)
7. In between the l and the ] type in an equal sign
8. Between the equal sign and the square bracket, copy and paste the webpage (from Step 2)
9. It basically looks like this in the section where you type, but without the spaces and underline : ( url= http://www. forumthermomix. com/index.php?topic=3711.0 ]Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup (url)
10. When you click "Preview" it will look like this Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup 

(*NB: in most instances I have replaced a square bracket with a normal curved bracket, as the computer recognised this as a function key and did weird things. If your screen shows a square bracket, thats normal. Sometimes I also have a couple of forum web pages open as it makes flicking backwards and forwards easy, but don't worry about that until you have the hang of hyperlinking)"
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 10:25:56 pm »
I sent the instructions.  I am going to try again to paste it into this message and see if it will copy correctly pasted as a quotation.


No good, it keeps knocking out the bracketed bits.

I've taken a screen shot, uploaded it to Photo Bucket and inserted it here:



Looks good, so far.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 10:31:07 pm »
Glad you found a way around it andi.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 11:40:17 pm »
try this one
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 11:42:44 pm »
I DID IT !!!!!!!!!


THANKS andiesenji

i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 11:44:10 pm »
Well done, Uni.  It's really easy once you've done it one or two times.  Now, if only I could conquer photos, but seeing as I hardly ever insert them it's not a big thing for me.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 01:11:00 am »
I sometimes have trouble with my hyperlinks. They take 2 or 3 goes to get it correct. Other times it works first try. Not sure what I'm doing wrong sometimes.
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 01:19:12 am »
Well done, Uni.  It's really easy once you've done it one or two times.  Now, if only I could conquer photos, but seeing as I hardly ever insert them it's not a big thing for me.

I had trouble with photos on other forums until I "discovered" Photo Bucket a few years ago.  I think I uploaded my first photos in early 2006. 
I edit most of my photos on my computer before uploading to Photo Bucket but occasionally I have uploaded raw photos, usually from my cell phone and edited them in PB. 
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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 05:09:18 am »
Thanks Andie for sending the instructions.  I will give it a go asap  :)

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Re: Inserting a hyperlink.
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2011, 10:17:30 pm »
Thanks Andi. I received your email. I tried to say thanks via email but it bounced back :)