Psst...Ben,...shhh...i wanna' tell you a l'il secret. But, you've gotta' promise not to tell anyone else on the Forums. It will be Doug's, yours, and mine little secret.
Here's how type a HTML Anchor markup and have the text appear instead of the link:
just type the following characters to replace the < sign
an ampersand, then an 'l', followed by a 't', and finally a semi-colon. Don't put in the ticks (as s/w people call them) aka single-quote characters.
of course, for the >, just use a 'g' instead of an 'l'.
one could also insert spaces b/t the < and the 'a', and elsewhere as required, to break-up the HTML markup, and give instructions to remove those spaces.
here's another not-so-secret secret. if anyone is interested to see how Doug did it, just select the text of his post, and then (most Browser's have this capability) select the appropriate Browser pull-down menu choice or context sensitive (aka "right-click" menu - for right handed mouse configurations) choice to view the selection source.