Create an anchor and link to it

Current version: 9.0

An anchor is an HTML code that is used as a bookmark to create a link to a particular section within a page. For example, it could be a Back to top link that takes the user to the top of the current page.

In Rich Text fields, you can use the Hyperlink Manager to create an anchor in your text, and then to create the link to your anchor.


In Word fields, you cannot access the Hyperlink Manager. Instead, you must use the Hyperlink functionality within Microsoft Word.

To create an anchor:

  1. In the Experience Editor or the Content Editor, navigate to the item where you want to insert an anchor.

  2. Open the Rich Text Editor and select the text or image that you want make an anchor.

  3. Click the Hyperlink Manager .

  4. In the Hyperlink Manager dialog, click the Anchor tab and in the Name field, enter a unique name for the anchor.

    The Name field on the Anchor tab contains My Anchor.
  5. Click OK.

  6. To create a link to this anchor, you create a new link with the Hyperlink Manager. On the Hyperlink tab, in the Existing Anchor field, choose the anchor you created and click OK.

    The Existing Anchor field on the Hyperlink tab contains My Anchor.

    If the anchor is in a different Rich Text field from the link, then you will not be able to select the anchor in the Existing Anchor field. To link to an anchor in another Rich Text field on the page, in the URL field, enter #[anchor name] and click OK.

    The URL field on the Hyperlink tab contains #My Anchor.

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