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Er..how do I make a URL a hypetext link in a post?

Dec 30th, 2005, 07:51 AM
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Er..how do I make a URL a hypetext link in a post?

Sorry this is not related to Europe travel but this is probably the most active forum so thought I'd post here for the fastest answer.

For more a more convienient way to share links, I'd like to make URL's clickable hypertext links in posts. I've seen it done on the board but not sure how to do so.

Thanks very much.
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Dec 30th, 2005, 08:09 AM
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Hi, I noticed it works for fodors postings, you just have to copy and paste the address but not for another website.
I'd like to know too then
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Dec 30th, 2005, 08:14 AM
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I think Ira posted this a while back:

< Message: Hi all,

Often folks top a useful thread for someone. However, the topped thread can easily disappear on a busy day.

I suggest that you copy a link to the other thread on the thread of interest.

You can do this by going to the "target" thread, RIGHT clicking on the title, clicking "copy short cut", going back to the original thread, posting a reply, and keying "CTRL + V" to paste the link.

Hope this helps ...

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Dec 30th, 2005, 08:17 AM
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aha. I see. I guess it doesn't work for external URL's. Typing HTML into a post doesn't seem to work either.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have offer people the cut and paste version.

Thanks for your answers.

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Dec 30th, 2005, 10:07 AM
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Correct Fodors not not permit hot links to sites off Fodors.

Probably a good thing. Spammers would start making lots of posts to include the url's of their commercial sites.

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Dec 30th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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I don't follow that. The same constraints that prevent spammers from posting their URL as text would pertain. HTML is allowed over at Frommers, and they don't seem to have any problem. I use it a lot to illustrate a point.

But there are a few standard tags that can be used here (and some invented by Fodor's), such as

<B>
<I>
<U>
<S>
<BLUE>
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Dec 30th, 2005, 01:22 PM
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Is there a way to copy from my Favorites in Internet Explorer all the hyperlinks in a folder, and paste them into an e-mail, without doing it individually? I'd like to send someone all the 100+ hypelinks re Czech travel that I gathered, but I don't want to do it one at a time, times 100
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Dec 30th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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Sure. Right-click the folder, select "Send to | Mail recipient" and the whole folder will be attached to an e-mail.
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Dec 30th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Hi lucky,

For links that are not Fodors threads, highlight the URL in your browser window, then copy with CTRL+C, go to your post and paste with CTRL+V.

You will need two open windows to do this.

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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:27 PM
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As of today YOU CAN!

Hooray and thanks Fodors!

http://www.fodors.com/wire/archives/phillyfireworks.jpg
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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:31 PM
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Sorry, shouldn't have demonstrated using Fodors - they've always been active urls.

Try this... http://tinyurl.com/cnbuf
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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Sometimes someone will send me a message on a forum responding to a qustion and they will write "here" and that here will be red or heightend and I click for the answer. How do you do that?
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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:43 PM
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In the past (like until a few hours ago) only links to pages on Fodors' own site were clickable. Now all hyperlinks are.

If it was red, maybe somebody put in the HTML tabs for color, same as we use for bold or italic - <xx> and </xx> before and after the text, where xx = b for bold, i for italic, u for underlined, etc. For colors it's red, or blue, etc. and you can nest them, e.g. bold italic red.
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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:49 PM
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Thanks. I could never figure it out either . . .

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Jan 31st, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I just noticed that the links are now "hot" too. Sensible change.
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Jan 31st, 2006, 05:52 PM
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. . "Is there a way to copy from my Favorites in Internet Explorer all the hyperlinks in a folder, and paste them into an e-mail, without doing it individually . ."

In Internet Explorer . . click on File . . Import and Export . . select Ecxport Favorites . . navigate to the folder that containes the shortcuts and export to a file . . Then attach that file to an email . . the recipient will then have to import them.

Hope this helps . . Rich
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Feb 1st, 2006, 10:27 AM
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. . "Is there a way to copy from my Favorites in Internet Explorer all the hyperlinks in a folder, and paste them into an e-mail, without doing it individually . ."

Right-click on the folder and select Send to | Mail recipient.
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