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Add Hyperlinks to TextExpander Snippets

You can include a clickable link in a TextExpander snippet. Here's how:

  1. Create a new snippet.
  2. From the Content menu (just above the snippet body), choose Content: Formatted Text, Picture.
  3. Put a full URL in the snippet body, such as http://www.smilesoftware.com/
  4. Control-click the link text and choose Make Link from the pop-up menu.

After you've made the link, you can replace the visible URL with other text. Just put your cursor in the active link text and make changes as you would with any other text.

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DealBITS Drawing: Business Card Composer

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When I think about creating business cards, two problems come to mind. Most annoying is the waste of hundreds of unused cards every time I change my phone number or address, all thanks to large minimum orders from most printing houses. Also perturbing is the effort of creating a decent-looking business card using traditional graphics software - I can do it, but it's more work than should be necessary. A solution to both of these problems comes from BeLight Software's Business Card Composer, an elegant Mac OS X program that helps you design attractive business cards and print them on standard business card stock in consumer inkjet printers.

<http://www.belightsoft.com/composer/>

In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of three electronic copies of Business Card Composer, each worth $40. Entrants who aren't among our three lucky winners will receive a discount on Business Card Composer. Enter at the DealBITS page linked below, and be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page. Rest assured that all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. One note: be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

<http://www.tidbits.com/dealbits/belight.html>
<http://www.tidbits.com/about/privacy.html>

We'll announce the winner in next week's issue of TidBITS, and we'll also individually notify everyone who enters.

 

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