Nothing works, how to open a new window from a link

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Open links with new Window...synthasite answers not working...please advise

I have read all the articles on opening sites in new windows and tried them all. I tried to enter "target"=blank everywehre in the html but nothing worked. Here is a sample html from my site:

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Hi Corey

i am sorry to hear that you are having difficulty with this. The sample HTML you shared does not appear to be correct. Here are the instructions again, just to be sure:
1) Add text using the text widget
2) Select the text that you want the link and then click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar
3) Create your link to your chosen URL as normal, click ok
4) Then click "HTML" - the last icon on the text editing toolbar
5) You will see the code that looks like this for your link (I have used the text "Visit Wikipedia to see more information", with the link being on Wikipedia:
Visit <!-- <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org">Wikipedia&l...> to see more information<br> -->
All you need to do is add in target="blank" as show below:
Visit <!-- <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org" target="blank">Wikipedia</a> to see more information<br> -->

NB Please delete all the <! -- and the -- > tags: I only added those to stop Get Satisfaction from interpreting the HTML

Your link will then open in a new tab or window, depending on what browser your visitor is using.

Please note: current thinking in web usability circles is that links that open in a new window are a bad idea for a number of reasons. See: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/bewa... for a great article by a leading expert in the field.
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i guess u might written some HTML here which has diappeared as it is HTML.
Try using other brackets than < & >, it will show up and then we can help u out :-)
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Hi Monica_unwell. Sorry you are not feeling well! What is the matter? I hope you get better soon. Love the Teddy bear!
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Green Girl

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Well i love that teddy bear too!! Don't worry, i m just used to blow the things out of proportion, ha ha!!.. Just a nasty virus, i will be fine soon ;-)