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Hooray Michael! Hyperlinks!
LicketyGlitz
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:26 PM
Joined: 2/3/2018
Posts: 402


Nothing dementia related here! Just a forum tip!

Okay, has anyone else been trying to do hyperlinks in posts and failed miserably like me? Thanks to Michael Ellenbogan I now know how to do it and I thought I'd post it in case anyone else is stumped. 

Copy/paste the link you want to put in your forum post in an email first.

Then hit enter to turn the pasted text into a hyperlink in your email.

Then copy the hyperlink into your forum post!

I just tested it and it worked!

Rockatomicon, Michael.


VWwife
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:32 AM
Joined: 8/15/2017
Posts: 88


Ok I can copy the link from my email, but when I right click to paste it here I don't get a drop-down to paste. What am I doing wrong? (I can paste it on a Word document)
harshedbuzz
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:47 AM
Joined: 3/6/2017
Posts: 1581


VWwife wrote:
Ok I can copy the link from my email, but when I right click to paste it here I don't get a drop-down to paste. What am I doing wrong? (I can paste it on a Word document)


I don't either. I use the keyboard shortcut for paste- simultaneously hit "ctrl" and "v" keys.

VWwife
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:58 AM
Joined: 8/15/2017
Posts: 88


It works! Guess it takes a village to teach this old dog new tricks - thanks!


Livesbythebeach
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:03 AM
Joined: 4/3/2019
Posts: 141


This is how I had to do it:

Copy link from lickety's site  (- use the cursor to highlight the URL, then CTRL C to copy it)

Create new email (I use gmail)- paste the link using CTRL V

Then-- there is small icon on the bottom of the email- which looks like a sideways paperclip (it's NEXT to the "attach" icon)- this may vary for different email programs? 

Click on that and it will make the link a hyperlink. (you can tell when it turns to blue/purple depending on your email settings).  

The cut and paste that into a forum message. 

https://www.stumpedtowndementia.com/post/sister-of-mercy

Thanks Lickety, and yes, Michael is awesome! 


lizziepooh
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:01 PM
Joined: 5/2/2019
Posts: 117


Ugh...now I really hate my ipad. I wish I stuck with a PC.

Way too many steps for me to do on my ipad. It would take me a good 45 minutes to try to post a link. lol!

I glad you all figured out a way though...that is awesome.


 
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