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Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

rahulr
Helpful | Level 5

How to create a link in a paper to an internal section or a header in the same paper document?

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Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

RichardDBX
Dropboxer

Hi @rahulr, thanks for posting! Here are a few ways to link to content in your doc:

 

1. Link to a header from the table of contents. This could be an H1, H2, or H3. To do this, hover your mouse on the left side of the screen so that the table of contents pops out, click on a header, then copy the URL in your browser.

 

2. Link to a header from within the doc. You can do this by clicking directly on a header within the doc, then clicking the "Bookmark" icon that appears to the left.

 

3. Link to a comment. To do this, click on a comment to expand it, click on the timestamp (e.g. "2 hours ago"), then copy the URL from your browser.

 

Hope this helps! I think these are all the ways to link to content within a Paper doc right now. 🙂 

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Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

lukeyo
Super User

Hi

 

Headers are automatically linked to by the little pop over menu - go to the left hand side of the paper doc and mouse over the little stripes there, you will see all your header links.

 

Luke

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

rahulr
Helpful | Level 5

Ok Thanks. What about linking to another section (Non-Header) in the same paper?

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

RichardDBX
Dropboxer

Hi @rahulr, thanks for posting! Here are a few ways to link to content in your doc:

 

1. Link to a header from the table of contents. This could be an H1, H2, or H3. To do this, hover your mouse on the left side of the screen so that the table of contents pops out, click on a header, then copy the URL in your browser.

 

2. Link to a header from within the doc. You can do this by clicking directly on a header within the doc, then clicking the "Bookmark" icon that appears to the left.

 

3. Link to a comment. To do this, click on a comment to expand it, click on the timestamp (e.g. "2 hours ago"), then copy the URL from your browser.

 

Hope this helps! I think these are all the ways to link to content within a Paper doc right now. 🙂 

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Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

TooMuch P.
Explorer | Level 4

what exactly do you use the internal linking for?

 

it's a lot better to have important info on one page

 

or to just search for them

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

rahulr
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks. This works great.

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

royd1000
Explorer | Level 4

Hi guys

1. How do I remove a link from a paper file ? it seem you can only add links and not remove them.

2. Can I remove all links from a file at once ?  This is handy when I copy paste another version to a new file but the links are still pointing to the old file.....

Will appreciate a smart  advice .

Thanks
Roy

 

 

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

csalmeida
Explorer | Level 4

It's great internal links can be added in so easily! The issue for me is that these links will still be pointing to Dropbox Paper once the document is exported to .pdf or .md.

In cases where documents include Indexes and Table of Contents sections that point to headings within the document, all the links will redirect to Paper instead.

Would definetly appreaciate an enhancement for the internal linking feature to support this as exporting documents with links that redirect to Paper are not very helpful. 😄

Re: Creating Links to Internal Section of a Paper

kevincox
Helpful | Level 5

Note that you can link to a resolved comment. This makes it possible to link to any span of text in a document. Simply open a comment, copy the link, then resolve it. Now your link will highlight the originally selected section.

 

The only downsides apear to be:

  • The comment will be visible after clicking the link (until you reload the document)
  • There is no indication of the "achor range" when editing, so you may accidently change it over time.
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