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Give a Heading (Step) an Anchor Name

If you want to send an email with a link to a specific step within a ScreenSteps article (or include a link from your web application to a specific step in a ScreenSteps article), you can using step anchors.

Give a heading an anchor name (web)

Select the heading you want to send a direct link to

In the web editor, click in the heading field that you want a link to directly go to.

Add an Anchor name

On the right-hand side of the screen:

  1. Click on the Content Properties icon (it looks like a paint brush)
  2. Include an anchor name

How to name your Anchor name

An anchor name doesn't need to be very fancy. Just make sure there are no spaces between words! Instead of writing "click on users" you would write "click-on-account" or "click_on_account"

Save & Publish

Give a heading an anchor name (desktop)

Click on the heading you want to link to

Add Anchor Name

On the right-hand side of the screen:

  1. Click on the Content Properties icon (it looks like a paint brush)
  2. Include an anchor name

How to name your Anchor Name

An anchor name doesn't need to be very fancy. Just make sure there are no spaces between words! Instead of writing "click on users" you would write "click-on-users" or "click_on_users"

Save & Publish

After you create an anchor name for a specific step, you can send somebody a link to that direct step in your ScreenSteps article.

How to use the anchor link

Add # at the end of your article's URL

Here is what your URL may look like for your article:

To send somebody directly to a specific step in your help article, add # at the end of the URL, and then include the anchor name that you just created.

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