Help talk:Create an external link

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Creating Numerous, Repetitive Links

Creating links of an oft-repeated phrase, title, word or acronym can be easily accomplished using OpenOffice, which can be downloaded for free. From FSWiki, copy a page (containing the repeated word or phrase) in WikiText mode and paste it into OpenOffice.  Do a Find and Replace (binoculars icon) for the word or phrase with link brackets added, click 'Replace All' and close.  Copy and paste the page with links back into the Wiki, still in WikiText mode, and save.  It's slick and saves a lot of time, effort, and sanity.  Bakerbh 22:05, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

A Find and Replace option is also available in FCKEditor, the default editing sofware that pops up when you click "Edit" on a wiki article. The Find and Replace icon looks like a capital A and B with some dotted arrows. Ritcheymt 18:17, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
This may work for some things, but not if there is a link embedded in the text.  I tried.  Bakerbh 19:40, 22 April 2009 (UTC)


Michael, do you really want to repeat the examples here or just point to the MOS? Just curious? Thomas_Lerman 23:19, 2 February 2010 (UTC)