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Text Anchors

Anchors allow users to jump to a specific location on the page. An example of an anchor would be a "return to top" link you may see in a lengthy webpage.


Insert an Anchor

  1. In either the Rich Editor or the Text and Image content type, highlight text where you would like to place the anchor (the place you want users to return to. For instance, the top or bottom of a page).
  2. Click the Anchor icon. This appears as a flag.
  3. Enter an anchor name.  As a best practice, anchor names should contain only lowercase letters, no spaces, and no punctuation
  4. Click OK

Additionally, anchors can be added to the top of each section. When a new section is created (such as a one column section), editors will notice that in the same window in which a section title can be added, a field to enter an anchor is located at the bottom.

The anchor icon is highlighted on the Rich Editor, which shows as a flag icon.

Link to an Anchor

  1. Highlight the text where you would like to place the link (the place you want users to click and go to your anchor)
  2. Click the Link icon
  3. Choose the Link to Anchor in the Text option from the Link Type drop-down menu
  4. Select the anchor you would like to link to from the By Anchor Name drop-down menu
  5. Click OK

Note: Only anchors created within the same content type will be visible. To link to an anchor in another section or content type,  enter in the URL of the page.

For example: "https://gato.its.txstate.edu/". At the end of the URL, add #anchorname.

The URL would look like this: "https://gato.its.txstate.edu/#anchorname"

The link icon is highlighted on the Rich Editor, which shows as chain link.
The anchor type link selection is shown with available anchor settings.