Notes problem....

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrmember, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. mrmember macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    In notes, I write a paragraph or a few sentences and later when I come back, parts of the words in those paragraphs and sentences are not black any more but yellow...indicating live links. Can someone tell me how to make this stop? In some of my Notes of course I do put links in there, but what is happening has become a big problem that makes all my notes look awful. Please someone help me if you can.
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    there's no elegant way to do it, but what you can do is make a subtle break in the URL and it won't auto link it. for example:

    "this text will auto link in iOS notes"

    "this text not auto link in iOS notes" or "this text will not auto link in ios notes"

    again, not elegant but won't look yellow or linked either.
  3. mrmember thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks for responding. Do you mean if I use the Google page to do my searches, then when I copy its links they won't be live and turn yellow?

    Also...what about some of my words in a brand new note turning 'live' and yellow when I haven't even put any links in it?
  4. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    The google URLs were just an example. By breaking the URL, I meant adding the extra periods, like: (this will auto Link in notes) (this won't auto link, because of the two periods after www) (this also won't auto link because of the two periods before 'com')

    As for your second question, I'm not sure what you mean, could you give example?
  5. mrmember thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Okay, now I see what you're saying...I'll start adding an extra dot.

    What my 2nd question meant was...Let's says I open a brand new Note and call it..."Health" and then copy/paste in some paragraphs from the Net (but no links). It all looks fine. But when I go back later some of the words (at random) are yellow, like they're links (but they're not). But it looks awful. What made those words change color?

    Thanks for helping me!
  6. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    Ah, ok, I get what you're saying about the copy and paste. It could be that the terms themselves are linked but you just don't see the URL. Notes then just uses the same HTML that's copied. If you give me another example of actual paragraphs youre copying (which site / paragraph?), I can tell you exactly what's getting the links.

    And glad I could help; it's my way of giving back to the site :)
  7. mrmember thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    There's no way I can remember the URL's to the paragraphs I copied. So I'll just live with it.

    Like I live with not being able to use my keyboard to go forward or backward, etc, when I'm typing in forums like this (it 'jumps' to the end of the page when I do it).

    Apple has just screwed everything up and I don't know why. Because Mr. Jobs is dead I suppose. But simple functions that people use every day don't work right any more (copy/paste for can't highlight paragraphs or sentences any more to copy them with it taking forever...don't know how Apple messed that one up).

    My son stopped buying iPad's and started buying the Surface tablets. He was tired of putting up with all the bugs in Apple's system now.

    Thanks for your help! I do appreciate it.

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