I realise this is a rather simple question but I cannot understand it. I wish to add a link into an EMail.
How do I do it? I click the link at the top of the page and it brings up a box, the box has two other boxes to be filled in.
One requests TEXT TO DISPLAY..What does this mean? The second box asks for an address which I assume is the EMail address for the link. I am confused, doesn't take much but I am sill confused..Can anyone explain the procedure?
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The address is the URL - i.e. the line you type into your internet browser to bring up the page you're linking to. "Text to display" is literally the word or words that are displayed in your email. This is the actual link that your recipient clicks on, underlined and often in blue. It can just be the same as the URL/address or you can type in something like "link" or "here".
It's just like inserting a link here using the paper-clip symbol above a post you are writting:
e.g. resulting in the link: My Post
The easiest way to add a link into an email is just to copy the link from your web browsers address bar or where ever you have the link displayed and paste it into the email.
If you want to use the "add link" button in the email menu, when you click on the button this will bring up a new box.
In the "Text to display" box you enter name that you want the link to be displayed as in the email. This box is not compulsory so if you just want the link to be displayed as its full name just leave this part blank.
The second box "Web Address" is the actual links address as it would be shown in your browsers address bar. The easiest way to add that is to copy and paste the address from your web browsers address bar or where ever you have the link displayed into the box.
Thanks.. it was the ‘text to display’ that was confusing
Many thanks, text to display that is confusing
Sometimes I find the best way is just to give it a go and see what happens. Trial and error can feel a bit clumsy but I am sure a lot of folk on this forum have learned that way!