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New at RTC...Creating HTML Links in Description?


Ray Jender (2122) | asked Mar 17 '11, 9:08 a.m.
I am creating tasks in RTC and I'd like to be able to create hyperlinks within the Description.

How to?

Thanks,

Ray

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Arne Bister (2.6k12732) | answered Mar 17 '11, 10:53 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you <edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner. Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized as link.

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Ray Jender (2122) | answered Mar 17 '11, 11:18 a.m.
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you <edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner. Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized as link.


I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray

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Ray Jender (2122) | answered Mar 18 '11, 9:30 a.m.
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you <edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner. Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized as link.


I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray

Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though. I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the Description.

Ray

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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered Mar 21 '11, 6:33 a.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi, I don't understand the issue. If I paste a URL for example "http://jazz.net" into the description it is recognized as URL.

I couldn't figure how to show a different text for the URL.

Thanks,

Ralph

Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you <edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner. Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized as link.


I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray

Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though. I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the Description.

Ray

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Ray Jender (2122) | answered Mar 21 '11, 8:16 a.m.
Hi, I don't understand the issue. If I paste a URL for example "http://jazz.net" into the description it is recognized as URL.

I couldn't figure how to show a different text for the URL.

Thanks,

Ralph

Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you <edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner. Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized as link.


I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray


Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though. I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the Description.

Ray
The issue is Hyperlinks. When I cut or copy a Hyperlink then paste into the Description area of Ecllipse, it pastes as text only with no link.

Ray

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.0k23035) | answered Mar 21 '11, 2:20 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
To paste a Word hyperlink into the work item description, you need to
select that hyperlink, right click and select the "edit" operation to
get the hyperlink dialog box, copy the "address" of the hyperlink, and
then paste that into the work item description.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 3/21/2011 8:23 AM, rayj00 wrote:
rschoonwrote:
Hi, I don't understand the issue. If I paste a URL for example
"http://jazz.net" into the description it is recognized as
URL.

I couldn't figure how to show a different text for the URL.

Thanks,

Ralph

rayj00wrote:
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you
edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a
little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner.
Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item
link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that
this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens
instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized
as link.

I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document
that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can
I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray



Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding
the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though.
I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the
Description.

Ray

The issue is Hyperlinks. When I cut or copy a Hyperlink then paste
into the Description area of Ecllipse, it pastes as text only with no
link.

Ray

permanent link
Ray Jender (2122) | answered Mar 21 '11, 4:11 p.m.
To paste a Word hyperlink into the work item description, you need to
select that hyperlink, right click and select the "edit" operation to
get the hyperlink dialog box, copy the "address" of the hyperlink, and
then paste that into the work item description.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 3/21/2011 8:23 AM, rayj00 wrote:
rschoonwrote:
Hi, I don't understand the issue. If I paste a URL for example
"http://jazz.net" into the description it is recognized as
URL.

I couldn't figure how to show a different text for the URL.

Thanks,

Ralph

rayj00wrote:
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you
edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a
little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner.
Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work item
link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that
this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this happens
instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is recognized
as link.

I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document
that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task. Can
I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray



Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding
the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though.
I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the
Description.

Ray

The issue is Hyperlinks. When I cut or copy a Hyperlink then paste
into the Description area of Ecllipse, it pastes as text only with no
link.

Ray

Yea, I am aware of how to do that. I guess the real answer is Hyperlinks are not allowed in the Description area.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.0k23035) | answered Mar 21 '11, 5:42 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
I think we understand each other ... you can make a section of the RTC
work item description active, where clicking on that section will take
you to the page referenced by the URL of that active section. But one
cannot modify/customize the display of that active section (it always is
the URL, underlined and highlighted in color).

Whether or not that means "hyperlinks are allowed in the Description
field" is not something we need to agree on (:-).

Cheers,
Geoff

On 3/21/2011 4:23 PM, rayj00 wrote:
gmclemmwrote:
To paste a Word hyperlink into the work item description, you need to

select that hyperlink, right click and select the "edit"
operation to
get the hyperlink dialog box, copy the "address" of the
hyperlink, and
then paste that into the work item description.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 3/21/2011 8:23 AM, rayj00 wrote:
rschoonwrote:
Hi, I don't understand the issue. If I paste a URL for example
"http://jazz.net" into the description it is recognized
as
URL.

I couldn't figure how to show a different text for the URL.

Thanks,

Ralph

rayj00wrote:
Hi Ray,

which client are you using? I just checked the web client. When you
edit> the description, you get a rich editor which has a
little icon "man with chain" in the upper right corner.
Hitting that icon you will see the options for adding link, work
item
link or external link.

Is that what you are looking for?

If you type http://xxxxxx in a description, RTC will pick up that
this is an external link and mark it as such. In Eclipse this
happens
instantly, in the web editor you need to save before it is
recognized
as link.

I am using Eclipse. I have a lot of hyperlinks in a word document
that I'd like to import into the Description area of the Task.
Can
I do that easily?

Thanks again.

Ray


Well, there doesn't seem to be a solution so I am temporarily adding
the hyperlinks as artifacts. It's somewhat time consuming though.
I'd much rather be able to cut and past hyperlinks into the
Description.

Ray

The issue is Hyperlinks. When I cut or copy a Hyperlink then paste
into the Description area of Ecllipse, it pastes as text only with no
link.

Ray

Yea, I am aware of how to do that. I guess the real answer is
Hyperlinks are not allowed in the Description area.

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