Sometimes you want to be able to insert a link in a page that links to an area in the middle of your content (eg, a point further down within a very long page).  This is called an anchor, and it is a useful way to “jump” users to important content that’s not at the top of your page.  Here’s how to do so:

  1. First, log in with your eID to your site (this assumes you have sufficient privileges to edit your site).
  2. Once you are at the page to which you want to add a link, let’s first create an anchor to point to.  Place your cursor at the point in your page you want to insert the anchor.
  3. Click the “Flag” or “Anchor” icon within your toolbar.  It may look like this: Anchor (or some other flag-like icon)
  4. Now, type in the text you want to become your anchor name.  It really doesn’t matter too much what you call the anchor as long as it is memorable for you and unique to the page.  Because an anchor becomes part of a url, it can only contain certain characters: uppercase and lowercase letters, digits, hyphens, periods, underscores, and tilde characters.
  5. Next, type out and then select the text you want to become your link (which will point to your newly-created anchor).
  6. Click the “Insert/Edit Link” button in your editor: Insert Link
  7. Select “Link to anchor in the text” as your link type:
    Anchor
  8. Now, in the “Select an Anchor” area, find the name of the anchor you created, select it, then click “OK”
  9. Note:  If the anchor you created resides in a different HTML content instance than the link that’s going to point to the anchor, then you will need to manually enter your anchor by instead selecting “URL” for the link type:
    Manual Anchor
  10. You have now created an anchor link in your page!