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Old 08-18-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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Sometimes we post very long URLs that make the message run off the screen. I have taken the liberty of shortening some of the URLs using www.tinyurl.com. If you go to that website, you can plug in your long address and it generates a short one for you. Otherwise, you can create a short cut by typing [ URL=(insert long address her)] (insert what you want to call your shortcut here)[/URL]
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Sometimes we post very long URLs that make the message run off the screen. I have taken the liberty of shortening some of the URLs using www.tinyurl.com. If you go to that website, you can plug in your long address and it generates a short one for you. Otherwise, you can create a short cut by typing [ URL=(insert long address her)] (insert what you want to call your shortcut here)[/URL]
Leave out the space after the first bracket.
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Re: shortened URLs

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First image is with a real link and a nonworking demo link as cut-and-pasted. Second image highlights what I added to produce the results shown above. On the real long link you can't see some of the stuff because it's way at the end of that long link. See the side scroll bar?
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First image is with a real link and a nonworking demo link as cut-and-pasted. Second image highlights what I added to produce the results shown above. On the real long link you can't see some of the stuff because it's way at the end of that long link. See the side scroll bar?
So what you're saying is to embed the link in the hyperlink tag.

Click on the globe icon to get the "" tag, add an equals sign to the "[url] to become "[url]", and cut&paste insert the URL after the "=".

I haven't seen that documented on this board's help files, but I think I picked up the trick from RADDR's board.
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