5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2010 7:38 PM by Jerrold Green1
Al Gunther Level 1 Level 1
When I try to follow the help guide for inserting a hyperlink, it adds "livepage.apple.com" at the insertion point and places the Apple URL in as the link. I can paste in the link I want in place of the Apple URL using Inspector, and it works fine. But, I don't want my cell to read "livepage.apple.com". As soon as I delete that, the whole link goes away.

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Solved by Jerrold Green1 on Sep 25, 2010 2:11 PM Solved
Al,Thanks for the clarification. In your case then, type the plain short text into the cell where you want the link, then select the text, not the cell, but the text within the cell. With the text selected, go to the Hyperlink Inspector and click the box labeled "Enable as a Hyperlink". Lastly, enter your long URL into the URL field there.Jerry
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7
    Al,

    Better, I think, to just double-click the cell to set the text insertion cursor in the cell and type your URL, such as www.google.com, or paste it in. I'm not sure of the practical reason for the Insert > Hyperlink > Webpage option.

    Regards,

    Jerry
  • Al Gunther Level 1 Level 1
    Jerrold Green1 wrote:
    Better, I think, to just double-click the cell to set the text insertion cursor in the cell and type your URL, such as www.google.com, or paste it in. I'm not sure of the practical reason for the Insert > Hyperlink > Webpage option.


    If I understand what you are saying, I should just use a link instead of a hyper link. The problem with that is that the URLs I want to link to are quite long. For example, http://www.goldmt.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=426&page=12212 takes a very wide cell to be able to read. In that case, I want to create a link from "Gold Mountain" to the URL. When I follow the help file to create the link, it gives me "livepage.apple.com" as the cell name which is linked to the Apple URL. I can change the URL to the one I want but it won't let me replace "livepage.apple.com" with the name I want.

    The help file provided two ways to link to a URL, one using the inspector, the other using the Insert > function. I am not able to get either to do what it sounds like I should be able to do.
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7
    Al,

    Thanks for the clarification. In your case then, type the plain short text into the cell where you want the link, then select the text, not the cell, but the text within the cell. With the text selected, go to the Hyperlink Inspector and click the box labeled "Enable as a Hyperlink". Lastly, enter your long URL into the URL field there.

    Jerry
  • Al Gunther Level 1 Level 1
    Jerrold Green1 wrote:
    select the text, not the cell, but the text within the cell.


    Thanks Jerry, that makes it so simple. My problem was that I was treating Numbers like AW, where you can only edit on the edit line, and not in the cell. I had not realized that Numbers was so friendly. That helps me beyond my hyperlink problem as well.

    Al
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7
    Thanks for the feedback Al.

    Good luck with Numbers.

    Jerry