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    I have seen it many times when a person wants to highlight a link to a site they use words like "look here" "try this" "here" or something like that and it takes you to the link. I was wondering how do you do that. If you follow me I always have to highlight the link itself but like the "here" thing. Ok you computer personel help me here.
    John T.

  • #2
    John, I hope somebody answers your question, I have been wondering the same thing.

    Bob
    Delta P-20 & Q-3

    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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    • #3
      As an example, you might want to link to the home of Mike to tell people about his FD blades. The url for his homepage is http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm , but that's a bit unsightly in the middle of a message. Perhaps you want to provide a link which says 'Flying Dutchman Blades' instead. To do this you would type:

      [url_=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm]Flying Dutchman Blades [/url]

      but without the '_' between 'url' and '=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm' . I only added the '_' otherwise this message would have looked like Flying Dutchman Blades and you wouldn't have been able to tell how I encoded it.

      Instead of making the link look like 'Flying Dutchman Blades', I could have made it look like 'Mike's Site' by typing:

      [url_=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm]Mike's Site [/url]

      again, missing out the '_' which I only inserted for demonstration purposes and to prevent the code from being automatically interpreted by computers to display Mike's Site


      To summarize, you type [url_=(website address)](your description)[/url] but don't include the '_' between 'url' and '(website address)'.

      Hope this helps

      Gill
      Last edited by Gill; 07-09-2005, 09:35 PM.
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Geez Gill, I don't know what I need more...a Brit to American translator or a Computer Lingo to Idiot Translator. If you have a link to such a thing please post...
        Todd

        Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

        Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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        • #5
          Just for you, Todd:

          http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionary/ , and
          http://english2american.com/

          Those are both Brit to American . Of course, I could have just typed 'click here and here', but why should I have all the fun?

          Oh, and I haven't forgotten the request for a Computer Lingo to Idiot Translator



          Gill
          There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
          (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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          • #6
            Blimey Gill, you really have to much time on your hands. (hope I got the context right?).

            Actually those are some great links, I had many a good laugh at both American and Brit expense alike.

            I'll have to pass some of those terms off on the wife as she studied in the UK back in 97', hopefully I don't get slapped.

            BTW, I added those to my favorites just so I could understand my friends over yonder (I'll let you figure out what yonder is).
            Todd

            Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

            Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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            • #7
              Gill

              Thanks for the answer. I don't understand it but will look at it for awhile and maybe it will hit me. I don't know if any of that is easier than adding the original link. I just click copy and then paste. I guess if you do it alot it becomes second nature. Being a little computer shy I will have to work on it. Thanks again.
              John T.

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              • #8
                Oracle of knowledge

                Gee Gill, you have the world literally at your fingertips don`t you
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Well, it was a choice between messing about on the internet or washing up some pots and pans. The washing up never stood a chance!



                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    Let's have another bash at showing how this is done:

                    Step 1. Type [-url= (but without the '-' between the '[' and the 'url') I've got to include an arbitrary symbol here to stop the computer thinking I'm actually typing HTML code).

                    Step 2. Type the address that you're trying to link to. In this case, it's http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm so at the end of this step you should have typed [-url=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm

                    Step 3. Type ] . By now you should have typed [-url=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm]

                    Step 4. Type whatever you want to actually appear in the link when it's finally posted. In the earlier example, I used the phrase Flying Dutchman Blades, so we'll stick to that. By now you should have typed [-url=http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm]Flying Dutchman Blades

                    Step 5. Type [/url] .

                    It's a bit like posting a phrase in italic or bold; to make a post italic the code is [-i] Flying Dutchman Blades [/i] but without the '-' before the first 'i'. If I hadn't introduced that arbitrary symbol, the computer would have thought I was telling it to print in italic and you wouldn't have seen the HTML programming code. It would have just printed Flying Dutchman Blades .

                    So, at the end of this step you will have typed [url...<snip>...workshop.com/index.htm]Flying Dutchman Blades[/url] . I've snipped part of the code so that you can see it, otherwise it would just appear as Flying Dutchman Blades.

                    I hope this is easier to understand. If in doubt, just type the bits that I've highlighted in magenta.

                    Gill
                    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                    • #11
                      I always say, "Work smarter not harder".

                      So here is a piece of advice:

                      If in doubt just send what you want done to Gill and she can do it for you.


                      Remember, always leave it to the laziest person to find the easiest way of doing things.
                      Todd

                      Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                      Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                      • #12
                        send to Gill

                        Say Gill,

                        I want to scroll a Dome Clock, but can't seem to get the hang of it.

                        So as Rivari said I will just send it all to you, have you do it, and send it back to me!

                        OK???

                        Dennis

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                        • #13
                          Hi Dennis

                          Only too happy to oblige. Don't forget to let me know which planet you're living on.

                          Gill
                          There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                          (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                          • #14
                            Gill.... you amaze me and totaly cornfussed me at the same time... now I want to know what you said in English please ----- ha ha ha

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                            • #15
                              Another way to do it is in the screen where you post a reply. Look at the second line (it starts with B I U). Go over 11 buttons and click on the one that lookes like a globe with a link of chain beneath it. Click on that and it gives you the opportunity to type in an internet address.

                              http://www.scrollsawer.com

                              Hope that helps!

                              Bob
                              www.GrobetUSA.com

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