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Old 30th January 2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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Default Naming your own link?

I used to be able to do this, but I forgot.

If you want to put in a link, the software names it for you. For instance, here's a link to a forum about foam:
Polyfoam/reticulated foam

Now if I wanted the link to appear as "Foam Stuff" instead of Polyfoam/reticulated foam", there used to be a way to do it.

Does anyone know?

Thanks.
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Old 30th January 2013, 04:50 AM   #2
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There are a couple of ways to do it. The easiest is probably to copy the URL, then highlight the text you you want in your post, choose the link button and paste the URL in there. It will turn your selected text into a link for the URL you copied and pasted.

For example: I put the words "Here's a Link" into the post, then go copy a web address.
(IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities). I highlight the text I want to be the link and use the little globe-link button above. That brings up a window that the URL can be pasted into. Presto! You've got a link that says what you want it to. You can even make it bold.

The first link above ("Here's a Link") was done that way while the second, (IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities) was picked up automatically from the URL.
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Old 30th January 2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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The BB code looks like this:
I put the words [URL="http://www.imdb.com/"]"Here's a Link"[/URL] into the post, then go copy a web address.
You see the URL inside brackets, then your text, then the /URL inside brackets to close the tag.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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In another window or tag find the website you want to link to. Copy its URL. Go to the text position where you want to put the link. Click the 'Insert Link' icon. Paste the URL. Click OK or press Return. At this point you should have a link, but using the URL as the name too. It will be highlighted, so just type in the text you want to appear for the link.

That is the method I use.
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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Thank you both very much for your answers.

Going in order, I will try Pano's method first.

Let's try to put Foam Stuff in this link.
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:54 AM   #6
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That worked nicely.

Now I would like to try DF96's method.

I already have the URL in my clipboard, so I'll just go right ahead and write Polyfoam/reticulated foamFoam Stuff in here and see what happens.
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:57 AM   #7
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Not so good I'll try it again.

Putting Polyfoam/reticulated foamFoam Stuff in the text here.
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Old 31st January 2013, 03:01 AM   #8
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I don't think I'm quite following DF96's directions correctly.

But it's OK, I have Pano's method down, and I only need one.

Thank you both very much for posting, my problem is solved now.
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Old 31st January 2013, 03:03 AM   #9
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Wait, I think I understand DF96's instructions now.

I'll just write in Foam Stuffhere.
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Old 31st January 2013, 03:05 AM   #10
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Got it at last.

Now I have two methods. Thank you both very much for your good advice.

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