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Creating an Anchor Link

An anchor link allows you to jump from one section of text to another on the same web page.

You would use anchor links when you wanted to list topics at the top of the page and then have the ability for a user to click that topic and be taken straight to it without having to read or scroll through the balance of the text.

This is a two-step process.
You must create an anchor on the destination before you link your text to it.

Creating an Anchor

  1. Scroll down the page to where you want to add your first destination anchor
  2. Place your cursor where you want the user to land, (there is no need to highlight text as anchors are applied to a line, not a word)
  3. Select the "Anchor" icon Anchor icon to open Anchor Properties 
  4. Give your anchor a name that will make sense when you want to link to it
    (Ensure your anchor name has no spaces and you separate words by using - or _)
  5. Select OK

Generally, you want to create all your anchors on your page first.

Creating a Link to the Anchor

  1. Scroll back up to the top of your page and highlight the text where you want your first anchor
  2. Select the "Link" icon  Link icon
  3. Under link type, select "Link to anchor in the text"
  4. Select the anchor you want to link to using the name you previously assigned
  5. Select OK

Once you have linked the text you will see that it is a different colour.
Remember to select "Save" at the bottom of the page.