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Creating Anchors and Links in UMContent

You may find that you need to use anchors and links to help your users navigate through a long page or get them directly to a portion of content. Use these steps to help you insert an anchor into your page and then link to it.

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1) Place your cursor where you would like the anchor to be located. Then select the anchor button from the toolbar.

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2) Enter the name of the anchor. This should be one word or you can use an underscore between words. Make sure to keep it something short.

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3) Highlight the text that you want to link to the anchor that you have created. Then select the link tool from the toolbar.

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4) Select "Link to the following URL". Enter the # (pound sign) and then the name you gave the anchor. (Make sure to have no spaces between the # and the text of your anchor name.) Then select the "Next" button.

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5) Then select the "Finish" button at the bottom of the screen.

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6) If you are linking to an anchor on another page, you can set up your link to a section like you normally do. Then you will just go into "Source" and find your link and add #grad (or # and the name of your anchor) before the end quote and after the bracket with the section number.

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