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03-Jul-2004, 11:26 PM #1
How do you rename a hyperlink???
I have been trying to figure it out, seems like it should be something simple. Often I see in a post where someone sends someone to a specific site to download something, but instead of it saying go to www.techguy.org it will just say click here and it will bring them to the site. How do you do this??? I would like to be able to do it in e-mails where I am letting others know about sites I have found. I can't figure it out!!!???

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03-Jul-2004, 11:34 PM #2
It's really simple!

When you are putting the link into the e-mail, just type this in..

example:

*Go to this site for help!!
<a href="http://www.techguy.com">Need Help?</a>
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03-Jul-2004, 11:37 PM #3
The "Need Help?" after the las "close" (>) symbol gives the link it's title. As long as remember to put the "Need Help" (or whatever you want it to say) after your last close symbol, and before your (</a>), you can naem any link you want whatever you want!
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03-Jul-2004, 11:37 PM #4
Are you familiar with how to write in HTML?
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03-Jul-2004, 11:45 PM #5
No, I have no idea how to do any of it. Can you give me instructions in "dummy" terms??!! When do you type that stuff in? I don't understand the directions you gave me
Thanks for your help!!
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03-Jul-2004, 11:56 PM #6
it's really simple.

Type in your message like normal. Then, when you want to add the link, just type this code into your message (make sure you remember all of the <> and the "" marks!!)

<a href="http://www.(put the address here).com (or net or whatever)">Put the name here</a>

As long as you type this code in exactly as you see it (change the address and the name though) you should have no problem!

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
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04-Jul-2004, 01:09 AM #7
I did what you said

I was composing and e-mail I typed in <a href="http://www.aol.com">AOL</a> just to test it out. All it does it stay that way. It doesn't even put in the hyperlink or change the name. Maybe I don't understand what to do.

For instance say that I was writing an e-mail (I use AOL).
I wanted to say:
--Hey I know this really cool website check it out!--

If I wanted to have the "check it out!" lead to the website then you are saying that all I would have to do is type
<a href="http://www.imdb.com">check it out!</a> and it would replace www.imdb.com with check it out!?? I tried that and it doesn't work. Maybe I need to type it somewhere else?? What am I missing??? Sorry!!!
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04-Jul-2004, 01:31 AM #8
I'm pretty sure the AOL doesn't allow HTML in e-mails...at least, not as a default option. Try looking in your options for aol and look for e-mail options.

There should be a box or something like that that says something like: "Allow HTML" or "Show HTML"...

Look around and let me know.
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04-Jul-2004, 01:42 AM #9
I searched around in the mail settings, I didn't see anything but a tutorial on how to open HTML's. So I guess I will fiddle with that a little more until I find a proper setting. But I still don't know what is happening. Shouldn't your instructions work if I wanted to do this in a forum post? It doesn't work here either. Maybe you could help me do it in this forum and I could figure out the e-mail part later? I see it in these forums all the time, I should be able to do it, right? Sorry if I am being troublesome, it doesn't seem to be working for me!! I do appreciate your help, thanks again!!!
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04-Jul-2004, 02:09 AM #10
I went into microsoft word and typed in www.techguy.org (in word it automatically makes it a link to that site). Then I right-clicked on the link and went to edit hyperlink. At the top of the box that comes up there is a box that says "Text to Display," in that box I typed "FOR HELP CLICK HERE" and it changed the name of the link! Yeah!

I then copied the hyperlink and pasted it into my e-mail--and that worked. I tried to right-click on the link the same way in AOL mail, but it gave me a different menu, without that option.

So I guess that I figured out a way to do it in my e-mail, although it seems like a lot of work that way!!!

I still would like to be able to do it the way that you are talking about. I tried to do something like that in this forum, but it doesn't work so I will keep trying it your way!! Anymore advice would be great!!! THANKS!!!
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04-Jul-2004, 02:24 AM #11
To do it in this forum, Reply to Thread, then click on the Insert Hyperlink icon.
(Its the picture of a globe with the chain link)
A new window will open asking you for the text to be displayed, when you have entered the text it will then ask you for the URL.
Enter the web site URL and thats it
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04-Jul-2004, 02:26 AM #12
Thanks I will give it a try and let ya know!!!
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04-Jul-2004, 02:36 AM #13
I don't use AOL but this link may be of use to you...
http://help.channels.aol.com/article...ticleId=217144
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04-Jul-2004, 02:41 AM #14
Thanks your advice worked and I will check that site out when I get a chance!!!
Happy 4th of July!!!!
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04-Jul-2004, 02:44 AM #15
Thanks for replying and good luck with AOL.
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