Renaming URL links in Mail 1.3 for Panther

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  1. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    Can anyone tell me how to code a hyperlink in Mail 1.3 for Panther so I can rename it as I want to. I tried using the way we do it in posts (url=http://www.apple.com)Apple(/url) (yes I changed all the ['s & ]'s to ('s & )'s to keep it from coding it ) to do Apple but it doesn't work. Of course I am talking about longer links to articles and such where I want to reduce it to the word article or whatever.

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Just had a quick look (I don't use Mail) and I don't think you can do it. Mail doesn't send HTML mail, it uses Rich Text Format, so you can't 'code' a link as you'd like.

    Unless I'm missing something...anyone? :confused:
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    In Mail 2.0.x you can mark a word (or phrase) and use Edit -> Add Hyperlink... and type/paste the URL (the http://www.whatever...), making the word/phrase a link... I think this option was already there in Mail 1, but I'm not sure... I have a vague hunch that you may be in Rich Text mode for it to work in Mail 1, in Mail 2 it works also in Plain Text messages...
     
  4. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    It's Mail 1.3.11 in Rich Text mode and there is no option in the Edit menu to Add Hyperlink.
    I just didn't know if there was any way to code it.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... not even an "Edit Link..." when you right/ctrl-click a marked word...? Dissapointing... I was almost certain there was a way to do this back in Mail 1, too... :eek:
     

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  6. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nope. We are talking Mail 1. It is so basic in a lot of ways. I figured if anything it would be possible with a little extra work, but maybe like edesignuk said, it's a Rich Text Format thing, maybe not - you said it is possible in 2.0 through menu options.
     

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