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'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« on: Thursday 03 March 11 12:55 GMT (UK) »
I am probably being a bit dense but I am trying to find out how to include the details of a previous thread as a link in an inquiry that is  part of a new thread. I have checked out the 'Help' section but I am no clearer about the matter.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 March 11 12:59 GMT (UK) »
You just copy what is in the bar at the top of your page which starts with:
http://www.rootschat ..... etc etc
then paste that into your new thread.
(I believe it is called the url)

Hope it works.  :)

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 October 11 21:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Ruskie, I know time has passed since you very kindly sent me a reply but it is only now that I have found the need to post an old link in a new posting. I have highlighted the URL but when it comes to copying the old post the "Copy" facility is inactive no I cannot copy in order to then paste. Have you any ideas?

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 October 11 21:35 BST (UK) »
It's highlight link, CTRL-C to copy and CTRL-V to paste.

Be sure to summarise information, not just post the original link.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 October 11 21:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Pauline, thanks for your very speedy reply. Please bear with me. I did as instructed but got a massive screed of detail in my new posting (which I abandoned, needless to say). How do I make sure that what I am  to copying and pasting in is only what I need? A silly question I know but I need to ask.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 October 11 22:07 BST (UK) »
You need to use the mouse, to select area(s) of text or links.
It'll come with practice, honest.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 04:11 BST (UK) »
Please bear with me. I did as instructed but got a massive screed of detail in my new posting (which I abandoned, needless to say). How do I make sure that what I am  to copying and pasting in is only what I need? A silly question I know but I need to ask.

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Doddie, at the bottom of every rootschat page you will see [Shrink Link] . Click on it. You can paste your long link (or massive screed  ;)) there, then 'shrink' the link. Then you can copy and paste the shrunk link into the rootschat page.

There are detailed instructions on the 'Shrink Link' page.

Hope this is what you're after.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 12:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Pauline and Ruskie, thanks once again for helping out. Have managed to get things right now thanks to the avice from you both. Hopefully I will be able to leave you in peace now.

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Re: 'Cutting and pasting' one thread as a link in a new thread
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 12:30 BST (UK) »
No worries Doddie - happy to help. I'm glad you've sorted it out.  :)