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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hi,

this is probably very straightforward, but my technical skills are woefully behind the times ...

I've noticed that a number of people include links to information elsewhere on the web. I would be grateful to learn how to do this as I also have come across information from time to time that I think others might find interesting but haven't known how to do the fancy link inclusion.

Thanks,

Kaylee

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This makes two of us wondering how it is done. I am woefully illiterate in computer!

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If it were me (and when it was me) I would need a step by step answer...so here goes...say your visiting a site and you see an article or want to referrence the spot to someone (add a link here so others can go there). You see the "Address" bar for anyplace you are on the net at the top of your browser (such as www.glutenfreeforum.com/index). You go up there, click anywhere on it once so that it is all highlighted, then go up to Edit and click that, then the drop down menu gives several choices, select Copy (you can copy anything by highlighting and then selecting this feature), then when you start your post here and are ready to add it into your text just put your curser where you want it to show up, go back to the Edit button and this time select Paste and it will show up in your text, anything you select to Copy will be stored until you copy something else. I apologize if this isn't what you were asking, or if it is something you already know, but I think everyone who has used a computer for awhile forgets that you don't just KNOW all the little stuff everyone else takes for granted. :blink:

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Thanks for your replies!

LisaB - Thanks for taking the time for a walk-through. That is thoughtful and appreciated.

Kaylee

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Thank you, thank you! Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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