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10.3: Create hyperlinks in TextEdit documents via iChat Apps
I'm not sure if this was available in Jaguar, but in Panther RTF documents in TextEdit are able to contain clickable hyperlinks, though there seems to be no way to create them from within that application. So how do you add hyperlinks to TextEdit documents? Easy, with iChat:
  1. Open iChat (no need to be logged in)
  2. From the File menu, select 'New Chat'
  3. Type a description for your link in the window that opens
  4. From the Edit menu, select 'Select All' and then 'Add Hyperlink...'
  5. Type the URL for your link in the sheet that opens and click OK
  6. Cut and paste the link in an RTF TextEdit document
Et voilĂ ! :)

You can then change the style of the link to mimic that of the rest of the document by selecting other text in the document and doing Option-Command-C to copy its style, and then selecting the link and doing Option-Command-V to change the style of the link to that of the previously selected text.

[robg adds: This was mentioned in the comments to Paste web content with links from Safari to TextEdit, but I felt it merited its own hint...]
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10.3: Create hyperlinks in TextEdit documents via iChat
Authored by: Spartacus on Nov 11, '03 11:57:59AM

Unfortunately, there seems to be no easy way of seeing or copying the URL a link points to from within Text Edit. I wish I could Control-Click it and choose Copy URL. A moderately comfortable way is to open the RTF in Safari. HTTP links are opened in a new tab when clicked.

I was surprised to see Safari opens RTF files but it works. You can even view source!



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10.3: Create hyperlinks in TextEdit documents via iChat
Authored by: semios on Dec 03, '03 02:51:26AM

This is very cool. I just thought I'd let you know. I had these ugly "see my website ( http://gnufoo.org/ucontrol )" type of things in my ReadMe, which are now much prettier because of this hint. Many thanks.



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