What are Anchors and why use them?

Anchors are in document links these can be a heading where it will link to a section within a document that you can jump down to without the need to scroll right down to find it, or an email link or website link format.  

They are easy to set up and make reading long documents easy as you can jump straight down to a section of interest rather than having to read or scroll, saving your reader time and effort.  

How do you set them up?

Go to the body of the text where you want the anchor to be placed i.e. if you have an table of contents or index in a Newsletter then the anchor is set on the heading of the section NOT on the table of contents or  index (in this section you just add the url link and link it to the name of the anchor).  

How to set the anchor:

Simply go into a campaign and along the campaign editor tool bar you will see an ‘anchor’ icon in the menu bar (as highlighted), click on this:  

A pop up will appear and prompt you to give it an Anchor Name:

Keep a note of the anchor name as you will need this to set up the link.

Highlight the heading or what you where you want the anchor to start. In this case the example shows the heading Manicure offer. The anchor name is manicure

Click on Insert button and then you will see an anchor symbol at the front of the heading @£10 Manicure for January you have set up to be an anchor link. See example below:

You then create a hyperlink as usual by highlighting the anchor icon and heading name and click on the locked bolt icon on the campaign editor tool menu bar see below example:


Next a pop up will appear for you to insert in the link URL – see below. All you need to do is just enter ‘#name’ where ‘name’ is the name you called the anchor. 

I called the anchor manicure so I would enter #manicure and the click on insert – see example above:

Always ensure you have prefixed with the # otherwise it will not work.

Next click insert to confirm. Now when you click on the heading in the document it will click down to the anchored section.




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