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How do I.........

(17 Posts)
baubles Sat 06-Oct-12 10:02:19

do that clever thing where if I want to post a link 'here' , the word becomes the link. Hope someone understands what I mean.

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 10:04:38

Check what it says below a posting box under 'Links', baubles. smile

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 10:05:11

You know... where they store all the emoticons.

baubles Sat 06-Oct-12 10:23:20

Thank you Bags couldn't see it for looking at it!

Ana Sat 06-Oct-12 10:24:36

I think baubles means how do you show the link as a word or phrase, Bags. I think you have to put the word or phrase in after the link but before the square brackets - but someone will be able to explain it better!

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 11:06:17

Yep. That's what that place I sent her to tells you how to do smile

Ana Sat 06-Oct-12 11:20:58

Yes, I see that now - I didn't think it told you how to do that, I know someone had to explain it to me ages ago....

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 11:25:07

It does tell you how. Look at the examples and do two examples exactly the same. Then you'll see.

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 11:26:53

Paste a link with two square brackets in front of it.

press the space bar (one space).

Type whatever you want to be blued.

Type two closing square brackets.


Ana Sat 06-Oct-12 11:29:06

Yes, I know it tells you how to now - just didn't think it used to! confused
Anyway, your explanation is clearer, Bags smile

Bags Sat 06-Oct-12 11:38:01

Bows theatrically grin

Elegran Sat 06-Oct-12 12:15:55

Like this? ospreys]]

Elegran Sat 06-Oct-12 12:16:41

No, obviously, but I thought I did exactly as Bags said.

Elegran Sat 06-Oct-12 12:25:09

I put in an extra two square brackets where I shouldn't have. Try again.


That's better.

whenim64 Sat 06-Oct-12 12:37:21

bags that's the clearest explanation I've seen. Thanks smile

baubles Sat 06-Oct-12 15:28:21


Elegran Mon 08-Oct-12 18:47:05

Ahoo Baubles It worked.