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From: LindyBill12/19/2008 10:38:24 PM
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How to set up links to posts.

There are several steps involved. open a separate tab by using the Test Your HTML Here Before You Post It! page. Then make a row of "formats" like this. I will leave first and the last bracket off the format so that it shows on this page.

url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag
url][/url][tag]Link[/tag

Then, I make a row beneath it of graph/picture formats like this. Again, I will leave the first and last bracket off:

chart][/chart
chart][/chart
chart][/chart
chart][/chart

I don't post this page as they would disappear on the post. I copy and save these formats to a "WordPad" document so that it's easy to set up in the future.

Now, when I want to post a "link" instead of a URL, I simply copy the URL, go to this tab and paste it between the "URLs" then cut and paste it where I want. Same with picture/chart using the bottom format. This sounds complicated, but once you set it up it gets quite quick to do. I don't bother to hide a bottom URL, which I pick up using the FIREFOX "Hyperwords" extension when I copy text. I use it to cut down the internal mess a URL makes in a post.

I was tipped this morning that FIREFOX has another extension, Copy Link Text 1.3.2 I added this to my tools. Now when you are over a link, simply right click and click "Copy link location." This gives you the link without the bother of opening the page. Good example of where I use this is when copying Instapundit links, because that is the way he presents everything. Now I simply paste this between the URL's on the format. If I want different words other than just link, I highlight "link" and paste or type them in. A real time saver. You will notice that this tool also gives you a "copy test" option. This picks up the words of the link at the site.

And that's it! You don't need to do this, but it makes a cleaner post with less effort.
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