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  • Many of you already know how to make links, but some of you do not.

    I am making a tutorial to help those who do not know how to do it and would like to.

    There are multiple ways to do it, but to not confuse beginners, I am only going to show one way.
  • Highlight the html for making a link. Then copy the html code using Ctl-c, Cdm-c, or the copy function from the drop-down menu, or memorize it or copy it down on paper.

    Then close the window and paste (or type) the html code into the edit-story window,
  • Highlight and copy your URL (the address of where you want your reader to go). (See next image)
  • Paste the URL that you just copied into the html that you copied and pasted earlier. Paste it in where it says URL. (See next 2 pages).
  • in the space that says "in a new window," type what you want the link to say. For example, Panda on Slide. Or "View Panda on Slide in snow." (see next two images.)
  • When you hit publish, Your link will look like this:

    View Panda on Slide in snow

    *

    Note that if you click on the grey link, it will take you directly to the picture I chose for the tutorial.

    You can add explanatory notes before or after, as you wish.

    Like this:

    Check out this picture for a little chuckle: View Panda on Slide in snow

    Notes:

    1)There are alternate ways to do this.
    2)It took a long time to explain (Try teaching someone to tie a shoe.)
    3)It only takes a minute or two to do this, once you learn how.
    4)Your readers can then click to see exactly what you wish them to see.
    5)You can also use the other one that opens the link in the same window, if you prefer--the process is essentially the same.

    Probably now that I have done this, they will introduce a quicker easier way to do make links on cowbird.

    I hope you can follow this, if you wish to learn. If you cannot follow this--tell me where I have gone wrong so I can fix it.
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