RE: Snip URL
- Sorry, I did not even link to it. I only forwarded what was sent to me.
Thanks for checking it out Bill and giving the more direct and shorter
[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Bill Boogaart
Sent: May 13, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: Snip URL
Occasionally you might want to send a url of a web page to someone else.
And when you cut and paste it into message, if it is very long, it wraps
over two or more lines. The result is that the recipient has problem
getting to the page you wanted them to see. Snipurl is a free web service
that can make that long url shorter and more manageable.
As an example, the recent message Xenia sent wrapped the url over two lines.
Clicking on the above link will not give the results the recipient is
looking for, especially if they don't know to include the second line's PDF.
Snipurl shortened that long url to:
This second link is short and when you click it, redirects you to the long
link that is wrapped in the message.
Have a look at http://www.snipurl.com and it will explain how to use it.
You can drag a short cut right off their web page to your IE Explorer
browser Links Menu line or Netscape/Mozilla's Personal toolbar . Then, if
you're looking at a page with a long url that you want someone else to see,
you click on the Snipurl shortcut button and it snips that long url for
you, and puts the shortened results into your clipboard so that you can
simply paste the result into your message.