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Is there a way to add anchor links within Dropbox Paper?

New member | Level 2

I see another user asked this question in August but there is no response, so I'm going to ask the question again, in the hopes that it comes to someone's attention.

 

Is there a way to add anchor links within Dropbox Paper.  I understand that the headings that are hidden and then animate out from the left hand side act as links to section within the document, but what I'm looking for is a way to say select some text within a paragraph such as `read more here` and that text is linked to a section within the document. 

 

This was a feature that was available in Hackpad but as far as I can see is not available in Paper?  Am I correct?  Or am I missing the feature somewhere?  

 

Many thanks

 

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It isnt available I'm afraid.

 


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New member | Level 2
Aw that's a shame - it would be a great feature. Especially when collaborating on documents. If User A asks a question, User B could easily direct User A to where the answer is within the document.

Any chance there are plans to add this feature in the future?
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New member | Level 2

Seconded! I am no fan of google docs but my company works on big projects that end up being very long so those in-doc bookmarks are vital for navigation.

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Helpful | Level 6
add to 'share ideas' tab

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links to 'section headings' are fine

stop writing so much useless text and this won't be a problem
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New member | Level 2

You can anchor link by copying the link address of an item in the Table of Contents and using it as a hyperlink inside your document. 

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Explorer | Level 4

Hi Zucss,

Thanks, but I  don't fully comprehend what you mean. Any chance that you can rephrase that?

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New member | Level 2

Hey BigTed,

Yeah! 

When in a paper doc, if you hover over the left side of the doc, you can see the Table of Contents (more detail here #9). Once you hover over the specific item in the table of contents– right click>copy link address. 

Now that you have the link address copied you can use it as an anchor link. 

Highlight the text that you want to link to the specific section of the document (eg. "See Section 04" – where the text would link you down to 'Section 04' in the document). Tap the 'create link' and paste your copied link address.

Now that link should take the user directly to the specified chapter in the document.  

Also included a little gif in here – hopefully that helps: 
https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/How-to-Anchor-Link-in-Paper--AMbJWG3PrDP5GXXED6nZR1lnAg-RffpCl8Eksrkvy...

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Explorer | Level 4

Awesome, thanks Zucc!!

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Re: Is there a way to add anchor links within Dropbox Paper?

New member | Level 2

Yes, you can! I just discovered it a few minutes ago. Dropbox Paper automatically creates a jumplink when you format the text anywhere in your doc to H2 (heading 2). After you make it H2, a link symbol pops up beside it, asking if you want to copy the link. I copied the link and pasted into the browser and the link automatically jumped me to the H2 text I formatted. 

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