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Offline Berlin-Bob

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Adding a link to a posting
« on: Saturday 11 March 06 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Another Frequently Asked Question: How do I add a link (an URL) to my posting ?

1) Copy & Paste the address direct from the website

- open the webpage (or RootsChat topic) you want to link to. the address will be in the address box of your browser. cliick on it with the left mouse-button. It should now turn blue i.e. "marked"  If it doesn't, then move the mouse to the beginning of the address, and, holding the left button down, move the cursor to the end of the address. Now it should be marked.

- press the keys <ctrl> and <C> the marked address has now been copied to the clipboard.

- go to the topic you wish to reply to and click on "Reply"

- write your text and, at the place where you want the link to appear, press the keys Ctrl and V (copy from clipboard)

The address will now appear as a link in your reply.

2) Typing it directly into your post

If you know the address you can also type it directly into your reply.

- if the address starts with www then the forum software will recognise theat it is a weblink (an URL)
e.g.  www.1837online.com

- if not, then you have to type the full URL, including the http://, then the forum software will recognise it as an URL
e.g.  1901census.rootschat.com is not recognise as an url
but   http://1901census.rootschat.com is recognised as an URL

Hope this helps
Bob
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Re: Adding a link to a posting
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 March 06 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Link then shrink ;)

Tricia
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Nottinghamshire,Bulwell: Bowskill, Everley, Gent, Haywood, Houghton, Wilkinson.
Nottinghamshire, Mansfield:- Baxter
Buckinghamshire: Charlesworth, Fowler
Derbyshire:Brimington:- Adams, Baxter
London: Bird, Charlesworth, Coleman, Desmoulins, Everard, Jarman, Quinton, Richards
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Re: Adding a link to a posting
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 March 06 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Well, Tricia has said it all, short and sweet  :D 

but in case you found that a bit cryptic ....

some long links stretch the screen, so you have to keep scrolling right and left to read the posting.

In this case, use this topic, too:

Topic: Shrinking Very Long Website Links
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,134417.0.html
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