Creating Bookmarks in SharePoint 2010 Wiki Pages RRS feed

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    After conducting an extensive search online, I couldn't find a satisfactory
    answer to the question of how to create bookmarks within a SharePoint 2010 wiki
    page. This led to some experimentation, and I concluded that the simplest way is
    to use the Insert Link feature in SPS 2010.
    In order to demonstrate this, I
    will create several paragraphs with headings, assign bookmarks to the headings,
    and then link to the bookmarks.
    You could start with a simple wiki template
    and add a table where you would list a wiki style bulleted table of contents, or
    you could opt for a template with the summary links web part. I have chosen the
    Summary Links (Article) page layout for this article.

    Create Body Text

    Fill out the page content area either by typing your text, or pasting it
    from another source. Separate your body text into paragraphs. In this example, I
    will add headings and styles to the paragraphs.

    Create Headings

    Once you have entered your body text and added the headings, format the
    headins to make them stand out, as follows:

      • On the ribbon, select Format Text, if not yet
      • Highlight the heading text
      • Click on the Markup Styles button on the
      • Select the desired heading style

    Create Bookmarks

    Now that you have the text and the headings in place, you can create your
    bookmarks. Bookmarks can be created in any location on the page, however, for
    clarity, I will create them on the paragraph headings.

    1. Highlight the paragraph heading as you did above
    2. Click on the Insert button on the ribbon
    3. Click the Link button on the ribbon
    4. This will open the site assets dialog box. In the left pane, navigate to
      your page library and in the right pane, select the same page that you are
      working on, then click OK
    5. On the ribbon, under Link Tools, type a bookmark name in
      the Bookmark text box, such as P1, or bk_1, or anything that
      makes sense to you
      Link Tools
    6. When you click on a different area of the page, the changes you've just made
      will be saved

    Create "Table of Contents" Links

    As I mentioned earlier, you could use a regular table and populate it with
    links. In this example, I will use the Summary Links web part
    included in the page layout in the top-right corner.

    1. On the Summary Links web part, create a heading if
      necessary, by clicking on New Group
    2. To create the bookmark link, click on New Link
    3. In the Links dialog box, select the page you are currently
      working on
    4. BEFORE clicking OK, notice the selected web address in the
      Location (URL) text box at the bottom
      1. At the end of the web address, type the # sign followed by
        the bookmark name that you created as seen below, such as bk_1
        Link To Bookmark
    5. Click OK

    You can repeat the steps to create multiple bookmarks, including a Back to Top [of

    • Edited by F1GP Monday, December 17, 2012 2:05 PM Spellcheck
    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6:03 PM

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  • Just a word of warning...

    In SharePoint 2007 (as I haven't tested in 2010), the issue I had with Anchors(#) was that IF the webpart is minimized and the user tries to jump to a bookmark inside of it, the webpart will not Restore (i.e. not be minimized), and so the user is basically lost.  They have to know to manually expand the webpart to get to the content.

    I think I was trying to make an FAQ with the Questions in one webpart, and when they clicked, take them to the Answer webpart and jump to the bookmark.  It failed.

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    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 2:08 PM
  • This doesn't work for me (Sharepoint Enterprise 2010).

    I've got a Sharepoint Stack Exchange thread here.

    The problem is that the "bookmark" box is greyed out.  I can make bookmarks, but they don't work.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:31 AM