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I've just discovered the Cross References feature in InDesign but I want my cross reference to point to a Text Anchor but for the life of me I cant work out how to add a Text Anchor.
So how do you add a text anchor?
Insert your cursor where you want the text anchor.
Open the hyperlinks panel menu and select New Hyperlink Destination.
Select text anchor from the Type” dropdown.
Highlight the text you want to be the anchor. Open the Hyperlinks panel. From the panel munu choose New Hyperlink Destination and the dialog should come up with Text Anchor and your highlighted text filled in. Click OK.
Today I was struggling with this feature too! Thank you so much for your answer - most helpful one today. Thank you!!
For anyone else trying to do this and not able to find New Hyperlink Destination... Go to the Window menu and the Interactive window. That's where you'll find the Hyperlink panel referenced above.
Thank you, I thought I was losing my mind on the "Links" window.
Thank you for the clarification. It was driving me crazy!
Yes, the lack of clarification was driving me crazy too! Thanks so much, I can finally finish this task!!
Thank you!!! I spent about 15 minutes trying every way possible to find that.
Ooof help! My hyperlinks panel does not show a "New Hyperlink Destination" option anywhere. I'm stuck!
On the right top corner of your Hyperlinks -panel, there is "3-lines" -button (more options). Click that and the 5th option is "New Hyperlink Destination...".
Create the hypelink destination first then the cross reference. Go to the text you want to refer to, select the text that you are referencing (the destination) then Create a new hyperlink destination the selected text will be the name of the destination link. This make life much easier later when creating the cross reference.
I have done text anchor cross-references. But there two questions left for me: 1. How is this possible to have a mutual cross-back on the two words crossed link together and the second question: why the blue links which are cross-refernced are not clickable in pdf (interactive) on smart devices?
What version of InDesign are you using?