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Adding links in content

There are two kinds of link – internal links, that is those to items within Falcon, and external links, going outside Falcon.

•          To add either, you first create and select the link text and click on . You will see a screen similar to this, which allows you to add an internal link:

To insert an internal link you navigate to the item you want to link to, click the button alongside it and click ‘OK’. To add an external link, click on the ‘External’ tab and you will see the following:

 

Here you can add the URL you want. By default, links to an address in cam.ac.uk open in the existing window or tab and external links outside cam.ac.uk open in a new window or tab. You will see below the link a pop-down that allows you to style the link to open a cam.ac.uk link in other than in the current window:

You shouldn’t open links in new windows without warning the user on the original page.

Adding anchors

When you want to create links to particular sections of a page, there are two steps:

  • First insert the anchors into the page you want to link to
  • Second go the the page you want to link from and create the link

Unfortunately, a recent version of the system has made this process slightly more awkward than it needs to be: here are the steps.

To add the anchors:

  • In the target page page, in edit, click to the left of any heading you want to link to and click on the button shaped like an anchor (right end of middle row in editor).
  • Type in an anchor name and click 'Insert' - make the anchor name a really obvious whole word.
  • Proceed through all the anchors you want to add.
  • Remember to save the page.

To add links to the anchors:

  • If you want to make a link to an anchor in the same page, highlight your link text, click on  to insert/edit link. Go to the right tab 'Anchor' and you will see any anchors in the current page - select the one you need and click 'OK'.
  • If you want to make a link to an anchor in a different page, highlight your link text, click on  to insert/edit link and create a link to the page itself. You will either have to keep open a window on the target page to see the list of anchors or remember what they are. Click on on the button and locate the link or links (which will be in the form "href="resolveuid/<alphanumeric>"). At the end of the <alphanumeric> and before the ", type in #<anchorname>, so the resulting code will look like this:
href="resolveuid/eb6816c8eb7502ce4726d0a2242536f0#anchor-name"
  • Remember to save the page.