A hyperlink is a computer command that links one file or webpage to another file or webpage. Assigning an anchor link provides the ability to link to a specific location within a page.

The tutorial below addresses the basics of how to create and use an anchor link in within the PolicyStat Editor.

Anchor Links (01:25)

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Create an Anchor Link

  1. Locate the area within the content to be anchored to. In other words, when a user clicks the link, where in the text should they be taken to?

  2. Click the Anchor button from the PolicyStat Editor toolbar.
  3. A pop-up window appears. Provide a name for the anchor link, and click OK. 

  4. The anchor point will now feature a red flag icon to mark the anchor.

  5. Locate and select text elsewhere in the content where users will click to be taken to the anchor. This may often be a table of contents or other text. 

  6. Click the Link button from the PolicyStat Editor toolbar.

  7. A pop-up window appears. Choose Link to anchor in the text as the Link Type (1) and set the anchor name (2) as your previously assigned anchor name. Click OK (3) when done. 

  8. The linked text will appear blue and underlined.

  9. An important final step is to verify the link works. Scroll to the bottom of the draft and click Preview button.

  10. In the Preview window, click the link to ensure it moves to the appropriate location in the content.


Linking to Anchors Externally

The steps above describe linking to an anchor inside a policy. However, it may be necessary to link to an anchor from an external source (e.g. - Intranet page, another policy, a PDF, etc.). Doing so requires a few small modifications to the URL (web address) for the policy.

PLEASE NOTE: This requires an anchor to be present on a policy with a current status of Active.

  1. Copy the URL (web address) of the policy. 

    To copy the URL, click the URL (and ensure it is all selected). Next, either press Ctrl + C on your keyboard or right click with your mouse and select Copy.

  2. Paste the URL where you would like it to go.

  3. At the end of the URL, provide a # symbol (Shift + 3 on your keyboard) then the name of the anchor. 

    For example, this policy contains an anchor titled Test, and the final URL link to the anchor will look like this:

  4. Test the link to ensure it works. 


This article applies to the following user roles:

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