OT: HTML - Cutting and pasting link help.

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I have just recently learned how to write a link in HTML but I cannot copy and paste the link into the line.

I've tried Copy from the Edit window and Control-C but when I try to paste the URL, nothing happens.

Do I have to type in the URL, which is a major pain?

-- Cant Say (Chicken@NoWay.com), December 05, 1999


Cant Say

For the Copy (or Control-C) feature to work, the URL must be 'selected' - click and drag across the URL until all is blue. But a faster way to copy is to right-click inside the location/address box, select Copy; then right-click again in the place you wish to paste the URL - choose Paste.

Hope this is what you needed. If not, please clarify further and I'll see if I can offer more.

-- themom (themom@canoemail.com), December 05, 1999.

Paste is Control V

-- Sheri (wncy2k@nccn.net), December 05, 1999.

Select (highlight) whatever -- the URL in the "Location:" window, or even text displayed on a web page...
Ctrl-C (this puts selection into the "Clipboard")
Move cursor to location where you want to paste

Notes: Sometimes if you get more than the URL into the clipboard, it may not "take" when you paste. Makes sure you get all the characters you need, and no more. Sometimes a long URL goes out the right of the "Location:" box -- scroll to get it all. This applies to Netscape; no guarantees about Microsucks IE.

-- A (A@AisA.com), December 06, 1999.

Save your new-found hot-linking skills for your werb page where you can do a PREVIEW and test before foisting it on the world. COPY AND PASTE IS SUFFICIENT FOR HERE!!! Anyone who can't copy a paste URL test from a page into their go-to "Location:" window needs to forget it and go back to wiping tables down at Tijuana Trots Tacos.

-- A (A@AisA.com), December 06, 1999.

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