How do I create "clickable" links?

@ClassyCat (1214)
United States
December 12, 2009 12:17pm CST
Why is it that so many times when I want to send a link to someone who doesn't know how to copy and past, the link shows up as what I refer to as "non-clickable" ? Do I need to type it all up in a Word document first, and then copy and paste it into my email, and does it matter whether I use my favorite browser (Firefox) - or do I 'have to use' I. E. ? Sometimes I need to post things to a message board and have the links be 'clickable' as well. Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
12 Jan 10
I think it depends on the site. Here on mylot I believe we need to simply type the www.address.etc - let me try it, see if it works (I don't post enough links to remember!) www.inner-monastery.com If it's a webpage of your own, using the host's templates would work otherwise you have to know the html code for it, which is the link without the spaces after the 's
• United States
12 Jan 10
That's weird, the fake address worked but not a real one? www.mylot.com http://www.mylot.com - this one's with the http://
• United States
12 Jan 10
O.K, I'm stumped, but I know I've done it before!
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
13 Dec 09
You are doing at least one thing right. If you are not sure the link will work, send it to yourself first. What email application are you using? Of course you can use HTML to format your link. You can format the entire thing using HTML but first you have to learn some HTML. That should not be necessary. In some email programs there is an icon that shows a chain. That is for creating a link. You can copy the text for the link and paste it into your message but in most cases, it will not show up as a link. It will be an address the recipient will have to copy and paste into their browser. If you use the chain icon, the link will then show in blue if you successfully created it.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
17 Dec 09
If you are trying to send a link to a YouTube video, do it directly from YouTube. There is an option on the page to share the video. That is what you want. You can add a message when you do it.