Give a Heading an Anchor Name

Updated Dec 18, 2019

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

When you save an article in ScreenSteps each heading will have an anchor generated using the heading text. These instructions will show you how to customize that anchor name or add one after creating a new heading.

After you create an anchor name for a specific heading, you can send somebody a link to that direct heading in your ScreenSteps article. The easiest way is to use follow these instructions on sending the user to a specific spot in an article.

Are you using the web or desktop editor?

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

Select heading

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
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 "getting started" you would write "getting-started" or "getting_started".

Example
Click on heading

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
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 "getting started" you would write "getting-started" or "getting_started".

Example
Congratulations, you are done!

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