Can not turn words on Hub into link

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  1. cjv123 profile image77
    cjv123posted 7 years ago

    I am having problem with adding a link. In edit, when I copy a link, hit the link button that takes me to another page, I cannot add the link. I paste the link into the area I am supposed to on the other page (as I always have) and then I click "insert" but nothing happens. I've tried this over and over, using different links I wish to add and the same thing keeps happening. The page just stays there and no link is added. If I click anywhere on the new page, to include the "insert a link to your Hub" menus, the page just freezes. The same thing happens when "cancel" is clicked. I can only exit out of the tab to close that window. Which means ultimately, that no link is inserted. Is anyone else having this problem?
    Thanks in advance if anyone gives input.
    Carol

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Got popups blocked?

      1. cjv123 profile image77
        cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No Pcunix, I'm good there. I have  Mac/Safari - and never had problems until just a few days ago. So I'm flummoxed.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    My S.O.P. is to copy the link to MS Word or whatever, where it will auto convert into the desired hyperlink. I then edit it there as well. Then I just copy it into the HP text capsule. Saves a lot of aggravation that way. smile

    1. cjv123 profile image77
      cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      paradigmesearch - if you can tell me how to do that in MS Word 2008 for Mac - I'll do it. I can't highlight the the word, hit the link button and when that next window pops us paste a url. The only way to do it is to type it out one character at a time. It drives me nuts. So I've just been resorting to using Hubpages, highlight the word, hit the link button and until just recently could paste the link and then the word itself would become the link. Thanks though for the answer.
      Carol

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Don't use Word.

        TextEdit.

        Faster start and you really have no need for the Word features for writing this stuff.

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I would try different browsers, like Google Chrome or Firefox.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The OP, on further consideration, would be surprised how many of these types of problems can be solved in this way. Most of them, actually. Browser compatibility is not a static thing. Just because a browser has been working well for something for ages, this doesn't mean it is the right browser for the job today.

    2. cjv123 profile image77
      cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I'll have to do that Website Examiner. It's annoying though and just more time consuming since I use Safari and until recently didn't have a problem with inserting a link and making the word I've highlighted the link. Thanks for your input.

      1. cjv123 profile image77
        cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't think of that Website - you're probably right. I'll just have to use a different browser from now on. Thanks!
        Carol

        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just tried Safari (I normally use Chrome) on my Mac.  No issue.

        2. profile image0
          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No problem. I can see that Pcunix has different experiences, but I still think that it is worth a try. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense; but I have seen repeatedly that one user can do something with one browser, another person cannot get it to work with the same browser, and changing browsers then does the trick.

          A recent example: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/69139

        3. ezhang profile imageSTAFF
          ezhangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You may also try clearing your browser cookies and cache from Safari, and then loading HubPages again. Sometimes a browsers cache may lead to these issues.

          1. cjv123 profile image77
            cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Website, I will never forget a few years back, when I had a brand new laptop PC and six months in everything started going wonky. I brought it into the Geek Squad and despite the very expensive warranty, I had to pay for the $75.00 fix. I was told it was one particular software glitch (software problems never are not covered under any Best Buy warranty). I said, "But I've had that software on this PC from day one!" And that's when I learned exactly what you reminded me of. Things can chug along brilliantly for then bam - something goes wrong and it's the software, even if things went well for any given number of weeks or months. It's just the nature of the beast. Thanks for reminding me of that.

          2. cjv123 profile image77
            cjv123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ezhang - thanks, I hadn't thought to try that. I'll hit "submit" and do that right now. carol

 
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