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How do I insert a link?

Dear seasoned geeks,

When I insert a link in the forum it looks all URL ugly. When y'all do it it just says concisely what the link is. How do I pertify my link insertion to be up to par? BTW I have Windows, IE.

Posted 8 years ago by Xyrem Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • Write the words (not the URL).

    Select the words you want the link to include.

    Click the link button on the top of the text field (the one with the + sign). It will open a small dialog box.

    Write or paste the URL in the dialog box and click OK.
    Posted 8 years ago by Ximenez Subscriber! | Permalink
  • OK I have been working on this for WAY too long. I do not have a text box anywhere and certainly no + sign and no cute little chain-link button. I searched all of Microsoft and Windows and IE help sites and they seem to circle back and point fingers at eachother for people asking similatr questions.

    I reset IE, I reinstalled IE, I reloaded, I am about to pour a Pepsi on the keyboard and see what that does.

    When I try to insert a link it looks like this:

    answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

    Ewww. I copied it from the browser and hit paste in this Glitch window.
    Posted 8 years ago by Xyrem Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I can do it in word not in here.
    wahhhh
    Posted 8 years ago by Xyrem Subscriber! | Permalink
  • For you, Xyrem :)

    Instructions

    (Edit: Forgot to add that you should press "Ok" after pasting the link.)
    Posted 8 years ago by Millie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • If you don't see the buttons like they appear in the image linked by Millie, maybe you see a little grey button with "CSS" written in it? If so, click that button, and the others will appear.

    I don't know, but maybe there is some compatibility issues with a certain version of IE. IE6? If nothing of the above works for you, maybe you could download Firefox or Chrome, or the latest IE, and try one of these?
    Posted 8 years ago by Ximenez Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thank you Millie and Xim.

    I downloaded Chrome and now have the link buttons wooohooo!

    Look What I can Do

    TYTYTYTYTYTYTY
    Posted 8 years ago by Xyrem Subscriber! | Permalink
  • You're welcome, Xyrem. Glad you solved it!
    Posted 8 years ago by Ximenez Subscriber! | Permalink