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How do you do that thing where the words you type are the link to a webpage?

Asked by Ponderer983 (6411points) February 29th, 2012

As stated. I always have to copy and paste the whole link, but I want to know how to have the words I type be the link to the webpage.

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janbb's avatar

Follow the formatting as given under the response box under “Style your text” for “link.”

Earthgirl's avatar

You put quotation marks, then type the words you want to see, then quotation marks again, then a colon, then paste the link, with no spaces

JLeslie's avatar

@Earthgirl explained it perfectly. Give it a try in an answer here. If you mess it up we can tell you what you did wrong.

PhiNotPi's avatar

” LINK ” : http ://www.wikipedia.org/
Remove all of the spaces, and you get:
LINK

Earthgirl's avatar

JLeslie That is funny. About a week ago Auhsojsa explained to me how to do it and now I am teaching others, lol.

PhiNotPi's avatar

The way that I learned was that I saw what is underneath the answer box that says “Style your text!”

Earthgirl's avatar

PhiNotPi I saw that too and I tried to follow it but, call me dense, I couldn’t understand it from the way it was written. I even went to the Wikipedia page on Textile to see if I could understand it better. When Auhsojsa explained it I got it.

Ponderer983's avatar

It’s Me!

I never knew that is what the jumble down there meant. Thanks my peeps!!

Ponderer983's avatar

So do this apply to all places I want to do that (say a regulare e-mail), or does it only apply here in Flutherland?

PS…Sup Stamos?

janbb's avatar

Only places that use textile mark-up language.

Ponderer983's avatar

@janbb I have no idea what you just said lol. What is textile mark-up language?

janbb's avatar

@Ponderer983 Sorry – I wouldn’t have either. It’s the formatting language that Fluther uses; that is, the stuff that is shown at the bottom of this box (strong whisper emphasis , etc.) There are a few programs that use this formatting but most do not.

Ponderer983's avatar

@janbb Thanks for clearing that up!

janbb's avatar

Sure thing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You may know this, but in email and Word and Excel and a bunch of other places you can create your own links. You highlight the word you want to create a hyperlink to, right click and a menu box comes up, select hyperlink, then in the bottom paste the website (or other document site) in. If you’re linking to a website, have the URL copied into your clipboard before you start, then just paste it. If you’re linking to another document on your computer you just track it through the various files, like you would if your were saving it.

Pretty cool. I use it a LOT.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Ponderer983 Psht! I just realized I answered your question, but I didn’t see the question until after I posted my answer. So yes, what @janbb said. Windows programs, including email, have a much easier way of doing the same thing.

Ponderer983's avatar

@Dutchess_III No I didn’t know how to do all that (in Word, etc), so thank you! I always wanted to know.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Play with it….you’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t. If, for some reason, right clicking doesn’t bring up the Hyperlink option, look for the thing that kind of looks like chain links on your tool bar.

whitecarnations's avatar

How do you do BOLD and ITALICS and SMALL as well?

wilma's avatar

@whitecarnations click on the answer button and right under the answer box is the explanation.
The asterisk * on either side of your word, no spaces, will make it bold. The _ underline will make emphasis. Two dashes – will make it smaller. There is a list linked there too, but I haven’t used those myself.

Try it here this is a good place to work it out.

erichw1504's avatar

Hit Alt + F4.

erichw1504's avatar

Gets ‘em every time.

whitecarnations's avatar

@wilma Thanks! Haha, I feel like a, “doo, doo, doo”

Dutchess_III's avatar

The fastest way to create a link is to hit ctrl / alt / left arrow key. If you want to undo the link hit ctrl /alt / up arrow key.

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