Copy And Paste URLs
You may want to copy and paste a URL from one of your weblog posts, stories or graphic files into your weblog, a navigation link or a template.
(On the other hand, you might better use a Shortcut or a relative web link, but that is a matter of strategy and tactics better covered elsewhere and elsewhen).
How To Copy Any URL
Let me generalize by first explaining how to copy and paste any URL:
1. Find the URL of interest by navigating to the desired website or web page on the Internet.
2. Select the entire URL with your mouse from the Address field of your Internet browser and choose File-Copy from the File menu.
3. Paste the selected URL into a weblog link. (See How To Enter Text Into Your Weblog for help on making links in Radio).
How To Copy A URL From Your Weblog: Posts or Stories
1. Navigate to the URL just as you would if you were just an ordinary reader of your public weblog.
2. Select the entire URL with your mouse from the Address field of your Internet browser.
3. Paste it into a weblog link. (See How To Enter Text Into Your Weblog for help on making links).
How To Copy A URL From Your Weblog: Graphics
Most commonly, you may want to copy an actual graphic itself directly into your weblog. For that, follow the instructions in Copy and Paste Graphics Into Your Weblog. Here, I assume you want to copy the URL for a graphic, not the actual graphic.
I can think of two reasons you might wish to do that. You may have others.
1. You want to link from a page to another web page that only displays the graphic itself. This is particularly useful if the graphic is large and loads slowly.
2. You may want to copy a graphic URL into one of your templates within an <img src> HTML link.
To copy a URL for a graphic for your weblog (I assume you have upstreamed the desired graphic, of course):
1. Type this URL into the Address field of your Internet browser, substituting your user number for mine: http://radio.weblogs.com/0107019/images. Then press Enter to display the files from that folder. (The images folder is located in your www folder, both local and upstreamed. If you placed your graphics into a folder of your own creation, you must substitute your folder in the URL above).
2. From the list of graphics displayed in your browser, click on the one of interest. The graphic will be displayed in your browser and its URL will be shown in your browser's Address field.
3. Copy the URL from the browser address field by selecting it with your mouse and choosing File-Copy.
4. Paste it into a link in your weblog or into the appropriate HTML code in a template.