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Santos
12th April 2008, 21:56
Hi Guys,

Please can someone tell me how you convert a link into the word here . I have tried doing it various ways but nothing works so far.

Many thanks

Chris

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:15
Chris,

There may be other ways, and someone can put up a quicker route, but to talk you through it...

Firstly trying to write it out tends to lead to hiccups, as you get the wrong result, so please bear with me...

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:16
... first get a link by doing a COPY of the url that you need by going to the top bar; then doing Left Click then Right Click and COPY...

Then you PASTE (Right Click)

So you get this...

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/73370/ppuser/3912

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:17
Then we move to stage three...

type in [url= INFRONT OF the url you pasted.... i.e just those 5 characters

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:18
So you now have:

[url=http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...70/ppuser/3912

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:19
then you add a ] at the end...

so you now have: [url=http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...70/ppuser/3912]

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:21
then you just add the word you want, in this case you wanted here

so you type in that word...

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:22
so it now has grown into:

[url=http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...70/ppuser/3912] here

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:23
now we add some artistry and we use the tool bar just above this and we add bold and colour and whatever we want...

so we now have : so you now have: [url=http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...70/ppuser/3912] here

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:24
now for the last bit....

all we have to do now is add the closing part which is a [/url] added after that text

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:25
so you finally have this...

here (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/73370/ppuser/3912)

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:26
but of course it does not show up as the long text we just talked about, as it has gone by magic into the small and short one word link, and you do not see the composite parts...

that is why I said, please bear with me (Jester)

Santos
12th April 2008, 22:55
Mark,

Thank you your guide is very much appreciated and this is my try I hope to use AIS as an example here (http://www.shipais.com/currentmap.php?map=bar)

Here goes

Santos
12th April 2008, 22:57
WOW - great, Mark again thank you very much, your step by step instructions are very much appreciated.(Thumb)

Chris

non descript
12th April 2008, 22:57
Impressive stuff.... well done Sir (Applause)

Santos
12th April 2008, 23:03
No holding me back now (Jester)

K urgess
12th April 2008, 23:03
If you want the easy way, Chris.
If you look in this quick reply window you'll see what looks like a globe with a link of anchor chain below it. Same in post reply window and in the gallery comment window.
Copy your link to your clipboard as per Mark's instructions.
Highlight the word you want to be the link word then click on the globe. You get a little window and all you have to do is paste the link where it says URL.
Do the colour and bold bit and Bob's your uncle or whoever.

Kris

Santos
12th April 2008, 23:05
Thanks Kris - thats what I love about this site - everyone is always willing to help. Thank you.

Chris.

non descript
12th April 2008, 23:35
here it is (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=18063)

Ah.... now I have taught my PC not to block this facility I can see it is works a treat as a shortcut... Thanks Fubar, I wondered why it never worked for me before. Now it is unblocked a whole new world has opened up

K urgess
12th April 2008, 23:49
Aaah! You were blocking pop-up, perhaps? [=P]
I wondered why you did it the long way round.
Thanks Mark that may explain why some other members are having problems.

Cheers
Kris