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Off topic explanation of how to inbed URLs into messages

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I am trying to figure out how to insert a 'clickable' URL into a massage. This is a test only, while the URL is real, it only points to a list of defunct computer manufacturers. So, here is my try at what I understand from the limited instruction on this site:

link

URL

So, what I think how it works is you can put anything within a pair of square brackets like the above two samples [link] and [URL] followed by the address surrounded by two parentheses in this case both pointing to the same web site. I think the word between the square bracket should be a little more discriptive than what I have like the following;

Defunct Computer Manufacturers

If the above explanation helps anyone here, I don't mind someone rewrite it in better English and perhaps translated into Spanish language.

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updated AGO 20, 2009
posted by Zoltán
Yes, please, in Spanish now that we can know how to do it between your question and Quentin's helpful response. - Janice, AGO 20, 2009

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If you click on the URL link icon (the globe with the arrow) it will do some of that work for you.

Just paste the URL into the pop up dialog box that contains HTTP://. Hit OK You will see the two brackets that you refer to in your message. It will say "link text" between them. Just overwrite the link text with whaterver text that you desire.

You will also see a #1 to the right of the name. That is link #1. If you add a second link then you will see a #2 where you again insert whatever name that you wish to give it. You can move the links around within the message or just the name part, whatever suits you.

updated AGO 20, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
Now, what did I do? I clicked on accept in the previous message and yours turned light blue. Did I sent you to purgatory? I hope not! - Zoltán, AGO 20, 2009
I've seen the blue screen before , but have no idea what the purpose is. - 0074b507, AGO 20, 2009
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Thanks for your help Quentin, I really appreciate it. I an starting to be afraid to push buttons because something I might not be able to reverse. I may have asked this before, is there an explanation on how this site works?
How did you do that circle and arrow? Is that Windows specific?

updated AGO 20, 2009
posted by Zoltán
do a print screen capture, open it in Windows Paint and annote the picture. - 0074b507, AGO 20, 2009
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Oop! it seems that I copied the same link twice. @#2 should say /flashcards instead of /learn, but you get the idea.

[photobucket picture][1]

[1]: link

updated AGO 20, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
ignore that the links go to the same page . I copied the 2nd one incorrectly. - 0074b507, AGO 20, 2009
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