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V8 -- Jumping into a Non-CommonSpot Page

A "Jump" is a link to a location within a page (using an anchor tag with HREF ending in #whatever). In order to be reachable by a jump link, the target location must be "bookmarked," so that it will be rendered using an anchor tag with NAME="whatever". There are two ways to build bookmarks into CommonSpot pages, each of which has its own way to build the link to reach it:

  • If the target location you want the link to jump to is at the top of an element on a CommonSpot page, you must name that element, and then link to it.

  • If the target location you want the link to jump to is in the interior of a Formatted Text Block, then build the bookmark at the target first, before starting the link creation process.

If the page is not in CommonSpot, then the person who is responsible for it must put the target anchor tag in the code for you, and you must build the link manually to include the target specification.

  1. Find out from the pagemaster, or by using your browser's "view source" function, what the name is for the closest existing anchor tag that is prior to the point where you want your reader to begin reading. If the separation is too large, you may decide to ask the pagemaster to add an anchor tag at the location you would prefer.

  2. Then build the link on your page by proceeding as described for links in general; in step 10, select Type "Unregistered URL or Relative Internal URL" (the last entry on the Type pop-up selection tool) and type a link that includes the entire URL -- the protocol specification (e.g., "http://"), the server domain name, and the full "path and filename" parts of the URL for the page, followed by a "#" and then by the anchor's name, all with no spaces. The anchor's name must be typed in with the identical mixture of upper and lower case that you found in the HTML code of the target page.

  3. After constructing and saving the link, use Preview mode to test it.