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Bookmarks (Anchors)

Bookmarks (also known as anchors) are especially helpful for webpages with lots of content. They save Web users the time it would take to keep scrolling down to find the content they’re looking for. Instead, sections of the content can be bookmarked so that Web users can jump right to those bookmark points from links at the top of the page.

To create bookmarks, you must have your content open in edit mode.You will create two things:

  • Source—text a user clicks to jump to the bookmark
  • Destination—the location to which the cursor jumps when the source is clicked

Step 1: Create the Bookmark

  1. Determine what you want to bookmark. Typically, it would be the headings for each section of your content.
  2. Place your cursor at the beginning of the destination text, then click on the Bookmark icon (see below). The bookmark icon will now appear in the text (this will not appear on the webpage).
    The Bookmark icon
  3. The bookmark elements in the Inspector windowOpen the Inspector, then click on the Bookmark icon within the text. The bookmark elements will appear in the Inspector (see example at right).
  4. Enter a unique name for the bookmark in the Title, ID, and Name fields (the same name in all three).
  5. Click away from the bookmark.
  6. Repeat this process for as many items as you wish to bookmark.

Step 2: Link to the Bookmark

To link to the bookmarks, create text near the top of the page that you want the site user to click on to jump to the bookmarks. This could be an alphabetical list, with each letter (A-B-C-D ...) linking to the first content item that starts with that letter; it could be a bulleted list of topics that will be covered in detail farther down the page; or it could be a similar use. See How to Work with Collections for an example of the use of bookmarks.

  1. Open the Inspector.
  2. Highlight the source text that is to be linked.
  3. Click the Insert Link icon.
  4. In the Inspector, look for the "Link" section. Click the radio button next to "Existing Bookmark" (see below). A drop-down list of bookmarks on this page will appear. Choose the appropriate bookmark.
    Choosing a bookmark in the Inspector
  5. Click away from the now-linked text. 
  6. Repeat the process for each bookmark.

Is the bookmark on a different webpage? No problem. The process is almost identical:

  1. Open the Inspector.
  2. Highlight the source text that is to be linked.
  3. Create a quicklink to the page to contains the bookmark.
  4. In the Inspector, look for the "Link" section. Click the radio button next to "Existing Bookmark." A drop-down list of bookmarks on that page will appear. Choose the appropriate bookmark.
  5. Click away from the now-linked text. 

Note: Before submitting your content for publishing, be sure to check it in Preview mode to make sure you added the bookmarks correctly. See How to Preview Content for more information.

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