An anchor point is a location within a page to which a link can point, to allow the user to jump straight to that point. This is particularly useful in long web-pages.

Creating an anchor point

  • To create an anchor point in your page, go to the point in the page where you want the anchor point, and click the Anchor button in the Editor Toolbar. Type in the name you want to give the anchor point (must be unique on the page), and click OK.

Linking to an anchor point on the current page

  • Unlike its predecessor, JCK-Editor, the Ark Editor does not have any automatic way of finding an anchor to link to it. First, select the text and/or image that you want to be clickable to link to the destination - text should be descriptive of where the link goes to;
  • Click the Link in the Editor Toolbar. A Link control window will be displayed as illustrated in the instructions on linking to other pages;
  • In the URL box, type a # character, followed by the name of the anchor you want to link to;
  • Optionally, you can enter text into the Title box - this will appear as a tooltip when the user hovers over the link;
  • Click the OK button.

Linking to an anchor point in another page

  • First, create a simple link to the destination page, either following the instructions for linking to another Sutton Poyntz page, or the instructions for linking to another site;
  • Before you click the OK button, open the text in the URL box. At the end, add the # character, followed by the name of the anchor;
  • Click the OK button.
  • You can also edit a link that you have already created, by adding an anchor name (preceded by the # character) after the page address.

 


Anchor point name

You will need to know the anchor point's name. In our own pages, you can edit the page, select the anchor point, and click the Anchor button in the Editor Toolbar. For other sites, you need either to find a link already created to the anchor point, or to view the HTML source for the target page, in order to establish the anchor name.