Helpful Hints: URLs contained in the Clutch PDF tutorial.
Thank you to a wonderful and loyal gal who brought to my attention a problem with one of the two URLs listed in the tutorial. It seems that when it’s straight copy and pasted from the PDF, something is amiss in the translation and you end up in the “It seems like you are lost” cul-de-sac.
The URL in question is here on page 23.
1. What you see on screen and highlighted in the PDF is not what gets copied and subsequently pasted into a new browser window. Adobe’s copy/paste function is omitting one key character “-” the dash between “helpful” and “hint”, and also adding extra spaces …. which then routes you to a dead end. I’ve taken a screen capture below of what is exactly pasted.
2. Going the other route to access the URL — when you highlight the URL and click on the highlighted portion (in blue) and open in a new browser, Adobe adds a stem at the end for no reason (other than to mess with you). It adds “Sides” to the end of the URL string.
A. Type in the URL exactly as you see it. But this is cumbersome, however, it will work.
B. In the blog, search “Gutermann glue” in the Search box. Lots of previous posts will appear, but look for the one with that title and date. All my blog posts are listed and can be found by date, name, search terms, tags, etc…
C. OR Follow the steps below:
Step 1. Highlight the URL in the PDF and click on the highlighted portion as shown.
Step 2. A pop-up box will appear. Click “Allow”
Step 3. When you get to the dead end, go to the URL at the top and erase the word “Sides” that was added at the end. Hit enter.
Step 4. Now it will lead you to the right post as shown below:
The other URL is not at all changed by Adobe. Not sure why one works as-is during the copy/paste, and one doesn’t.
Hope that helps!