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Creating or shortening hyperlinks in your community posts

Creating or shortening hyperlinks in your community posts:

 

Using the "Insert/edit link" feature in the row of tools along the top of the text will allow you to create or shorten the links you wish to add to your posts. You can even use this feature change aword or group of words in your post into a hyperlink.

Creating a hyperlink

 

Here is a link to the Rules of Participation for the HP Support Community.: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/hp.rulespage 

 

(Often, the link would be to something potentially very long, like to a set of drivers.)

 

Imagine you need to link a fellow user to the Rules of Participation, but you don't want to take the chance of skewing the community with a really long URL, or you simply want to make things as simple as possible for the user you're assisting.

 

You just want to say: "Your answer can be found in the Rules of Participation for this community."  The words we're linking are in red just for easy identification for the purposes of this guide.

 

To change the words "Rules of Participation" into a hyperlink, simply follow these steps:

1. Highlight the words "Rules of Participation" and then click the Insert/edit link,Hyperlink.PNG,button at the top of the text box. 

2. In the URL box, insert the actual URL from earlier: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/hp.rulespage  Click Ok


Hyperlink-2.PNG

 

Result:

 

"Your answer can be found in the Rules of Participation for this community."

 

If you wish to create an Hyperlink from scratch, just click the Insert/edit link icon Hyperlink.PNG and enter the relevant information in the popup box.

 

 

 

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