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'Renaming' links

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jab1
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'Renaming' links

I know this has been asked before (I think I did on the old SMF forums), but how do you turn say a link to this post into a one or two word hyperlink on these new-fangled boards?

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Re: 'Renaming' links

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If you use the full editor (not the quick reply) then press the chain button on the toolbar, in the 2nd box put the text you want
jab1
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Re: 'Renaming' links

So that replaces the 'globe' thingy on the old SMF boards?

 

Thanks @HairyMcbiker

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Re: 'Renaming' links

Right, thanks @HairyMcbiker, I've just done my first post after following you help, but found a small problem.

When I've renamed the link, I want to 'lose' that tag, so I can continue with normal text, but I don't seem to be able.Huh

I'm sure there must be a way, but I can't find it.

Sorry for seeming thick.

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Re: 'Renaming' links

Yep seems hit an miss.
I tend to use
"name I want to use"<SPACE> select the "name" part and use the link as before, the trailing space usually stops the link overflowing, failing that a CR then a BS works as well.
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Re: 'Renaming' links

Thanks, I'll have a go with that next time I need it - if I can remember.Wink

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Re: 'Renaming' links


jab1 wrote:

Right, thanks @HairyMcbiker, I've just done my first post after following you help, but found a small problem.

When I've renamed the link, I want to 'lose' that tag, so I can continue with normal text, but I don't seem to be able.Huh

I'm sure there must be a way, but I can't find it.

Sorry for seeming thick.


Click in the linked text then again on the Chain icon then delete the URL from the box and press OK.

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Re: 'Renaming' links

@Mav Noted for the future, thanks - just hope I can remember it.Wink

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