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Post Info TOPIC: Why has adding a hyperlink become hard?


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Why has adding a hyperlink become hard?


Not long ago I could add a hyperlink by using the handy little chain link icon in the editor and now it is grayed out and I have to use HTML.  But if you try to edit anything with HTML in the visual editor you can easily lose the hyperlink.  Am I the only one seeing this?  This might have started when I let Windows 7 upgrade me to IE9. 



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The little chain icon works for me, Bill.  Here's the link to YOUR BLOG.  You need to highlight the text in your message first, then the chain link becomes active.



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Thanks. The highlighting was the trick I did not get. I remembered that I used to turn off the Advanced editor and I could insert a hyperlink that way but now it just has HTML.

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While I've not had any problems yet with RV Dreams, I did run into problems with IE version 9 on other forums.  In the past with RV Dreams, I've always been able to just "copy and paste" the link into the body of the message, although it did have to be put on a line by itself.

What I've run into now with RV Dreams is that when I go to "Show Preview" I have to leave the mouse cursor over that button.  If I move it off of the button, the preview disappears.

I don't understand HTML and I'm not sure what you are describing as to using a "chain link icon" and just how it makes things look in the message.

I'm thinking of getting the computer guru (wife, Jo) to take us back to IE 8.

Terry

 



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Terry and Jo wrote:
I don't understand HTML and I'm not sure what you are describing as to using a "chain link icon" and just how it makes things look in the message.

 Terry, I don't know anything about HTML either.  The "chain icon" that we're referring to is in the message reply formatting header you see when you hit the reply button... the one where you can change fonts, etc.  The chain icon is the little picture of a chain that's directly beneath the U underline symbol.  Here's the procedure step-by-step:

  1. Highlight and copy the address of the page you want to link to:  http://www.ignoringthebarkingdogs.blogspot.com/
  2. Highlight the text in your message that you want to represent the link.
  3. Click on the "chain icon" (Insert/edit link)
  4. Paste your copied link into the "Link URL" box.
  5. Click on the "Insert" button

 Following the steps, here's what you get:  Click HERE to go to Terry's Blog.



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Whoa....WAY COOL!!!!!

(Oh, does anyone talk like that anymore?)

My hat is off to you, Ron, for teaching an old dog a new trick.  I have seen that done a lot in other people's posts, but I had no clue as to how to do it.  Thank you, Sir.

Testing.......

Starving chipmonks....

Terry



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You're welcome Terry... glad to help!  You'll have to tell us what kind of sob story those chipmunks told you to get you to share your ice cream bar with them!



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Ron,

You would have to ask the "other guy."  There was a gentleman that was trying to get pictures of the chipmonks with his cell phone as I walked by him there at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs.  I suspect the two little "beggars" were pretty tame.  I've got one more for you.  With this one, the guy was trying to reach out and pet him and the chipmonk grabbed one big bite and split.

Just before the get-away...

 

Terry



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Awesome picture, Terry!  It looks like the chipmonk is planning on taking the entire ice cream bar away with him!  Looks like you've got the link thing down pat now.  Yes, it is way cool, dude!



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