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Sharepoint 2010: How do I add an anchor link to Website

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Hello. Probably a stupid question but I can't figure out  how to add an anchor link to my sharepoint website. I read somewhere that sharepoint has problems with anchor links.  
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Hello,

I've used plenty of anchor links in Sharepoint and have not experienced any problem. The syntax is the same as in any other website

<a href="http://sitename/pagename.aspx#anchorname">go to anchor</a>

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Of course you need to make sure that the anchor exists on the page in the first place. For example you can edit a Content editor web part with the HTML tools and insert an anchor in the HTML

cheers, teylyn
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by:tolppa
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Thanks teylyn. I would like to avoid forcing users to edit html, but seems like that is not possible.
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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If the site has the Publishing Feature enabled, I you can use the ribbon to add an anchor.

First, you need to create a hyperlink. When the hyperlink is selected, you see the Link Tools ribbon. The Bookmark field is only visible when the Publishing Feature is enabled, though.

 link tools
cheers, teylyn
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 250 total points
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OK, here's the step by step.

Create the Anchor on the target page:


1. Open the target page, for example http://SPSite/SitePages/How%20To%20Use%20This%20Library.aspx
2. Edit the page
3. copy the URL from the address bar.
4. Select some text and create a hyperlink with Insert > Link > From Address
5. Paste the URL into the address field.

You now have a hyperlink that links to the same page.

6. Click into the hyperlink to open the Link Tools ribbon.
7. In the bookmark field enter the anchor name, for example MyAnchor
8. Save the page.

Create the hyperlink on another page


9. Open the page where you want to insert a hyperlink to a bookmark on the other page.
10. Edit the page
11. Select some text and create a hyperlink with Insert > Link > From Address
12. Paste the URL (which may still be in the ClipBoard) and then add the # sign and the anchor name, for example

 http://SPSite/SitePages/How%20To%20Use%20This%20Library.aspx#MyAnchor

13. Save the page.

Test.

cheers, teylyn
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Thanks, that work like a charm.
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