An anchor is a link that directs the reader to a different section of the same email.
For example, an anchor may be used when you want to include a table of contents section that contains clickable links that take you to the paragraph instead of making the reader have to scroll through the mailing. Other names for these kind of links may be "bookmarks" or "jumpto" links.
- Place your cursor in front of the title line or paragraph where you want to place the anchor. The cursor should be in front of the first letter of the paragraph.
- Click on the "Insert Hyperlink" button.
- Click the anchor tab.
- Type in a name for the anchor and click "Ok". Note: name anchors without spaces or special characters to avoid broken links.
- Repeat the above steps to place all anchors throughout content file.
- Once all anchors are placed, you are ready to create links to them. We typically see a table on contents that links down to each anchor. Go to your table of contents section and highlight the text for the first article title.
- Click on "Insert Hyperlink".
- Click the drop down box next to "existing anchor".
- Select the appropriate anchor name from the menu.
- Assign optional values for target (go to link in same window, open link new window etc.), report name and color.
- Click "Ok".
- Repeat to create all links to the anchors in the content.
Additionally, if you want to link to an anchor in a separate HTML content file, you can use the Online Version link and add the # sign and the name of that anchor at the end. #anchorname