A regular hyperlink always takes you to the top of a web page. Sometimes, however, if a document is lengthy and the information to which you want to link is near the end, you may want to use a different type of link called a bookmark. It is also referred to as an anchor. Bookmarks are often used to create table of contents for a page. You can use bookmarks within a document and also between two documents. However, you can only place bookmarks in documents that you are able to edit.
The bookmark works in two steps. First, you place a bookmark in the portion of the document to which you want to link. Click in the document or highlight a section title and choose Insert/Bookmark. If you just click, you will have to type in a bookmark name. It's a good idea to use a descriptive name so it's easy to pick off a list. If you highlighted a section title, that will appear as the bookmark name. Press OK.
The second step is to make the link to the bookmark. Highlight the words or select the graphic that will link to your bookmark and right click. Choose Hyperlink. If you are linking to a bookmark on the same page, you should be able to choose it off the bookmark pull-down menu. If you are linking to a bookmark on another page, choose that page in the top box, then look for your bookmark on the bookmark pull-down menu. Note: The page with the bookmark must be open in order for the bookmarks to appear on the list. Open pages appear at the top of the list in the dialog box.
So far all the links on this page take you to another part of the same page. Now, we're going to link to another page. You'll jump to the glossary that accompanies this workshop, specifically the definition for "bookmark." Click here to make the jump!
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