It's not magic, but the New Forum Software (NFS) makes it all a bit confusing.
First, some explanation of the New Forum Software (NFS) and the way it works, as well as a few definitions.
When you write a forum post, you'll use the Post Editor
in one way or another. This post editor you'll use either in the box at the bottom of a topic window, or in a new window, after you clicked the button labelled "More Reply Options". The editors are the same for this discussion, but the latter has a few more options and buttons.
The most important thing to know is that the Editor now has, due to some dweebs at Invision who ought to be flogged in public, two different editing modes, which I'll call Modern
Before I go on, let me show a picture of the editor, so that we all know what we're talking about:
In this picture I've circled two buttons, with a call-out and digit '1' and '2', respectively.
Use the button labelled '1' (I suppose it's supposed to show a light switch) to switch editing mode in the Editor. Now let me explain those two modes.
mode is intended as a kind of "What You See Is What You Get" editor. For many, but by no means all, purposes this will do all you need.
mode is a bare bones text editor, where all markup like typeface, URLs and images is showed and edited in BBCode, the bits with the square brackets around them. All markup buttons are disabled.
In Modern mode the way to get a nice link is this:
- Type the text you want underlined in the link.
- Copy the URL you want to link to in your computer's copy/paste buffer
- Select the text you want underlined in the editor, like this
- Click the button labelled '2' in the editor. This produces a window like this:
- Paste the URL from the copy/paste buffer
- Hit the OK button
In Classic mode, you'll have to type a BBCode link like:
where the bit between double speech marks is the URL to which you want to link and the bit between the URL and /URL tags contains the text which you want underlined in the link.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Magere Hein, 19 January 2012 - 09:50 PM.
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