Creating Anchor Links

To make a working anchor for a web page you will need an anchor link and an anchor.

  • The anchor link is a link the user clicks on to change the focus of the web page to view the anchor.
  • The anchor marks the location of where the view will focus.

How to make an Anchor Link

  1. In the web editor highlight the content you wish to make into an anchor link.
  2. a. Right click on the content to activate the dropdown menu.
    Click on "Insert/edit link".
    b. Click on the button with the icon of a chain link. Hovering over the button will display "Insert/edit link".
  3. Select the "Anchor" radio button.
  4. In the "Anchor" text field enter a pound sign (#) followed by the name of the anchor without spaces. This must be the exact same spelling that will be used for the name of the "Anchor".
    Note: Just enter a pound sign (#) without spaces to make an anchor link that will focus the view at the top of the web page.
  5. (Optional) Enter a message in the "Title" text field. The message will show on hover.
  6. Click "Insert" when finished.

How to make an Anchor

  1. In the web editor highlight the content you wish to make into an anchor. The title of a paragraph is most commonly used.
  2. Click on the button with the icon of an anchor. Hovering over the button will display "Insert/edit anchor".
  3. Enter a name for the anchor without spaces, do not enter a pound sign (#).
  4. Click "Insert" when finished.