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Hi,

As part of my robohelp project (RH2017) i've begun adding 'in-page' hyperlinks, which jump to a later sub-heading in the same article (but not adding these bookmarks to the ToC).

As is standard with this type of link, I tag the target sub-heading with a relevant 'id' and then create the hyperlink simply as <a href=#id>Link</a>

Unfortunately once this is added, despite it working correctly, Robohelp identifies it as a broken link.

Has anyone else come across this? The concern is that these start to build up and I miss a genuine error in future.

Should I be doing this via some other process?

Many thanks,

David

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Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

I selected some text and applied a bookmark. In Code view it looks like this.

<p><a name="Target">New</a>

Then I selected the text for the link, right clicked and used Insert Hyperlink

<p><a href="#Target">This</a> is some sample text.

That's how RoboHelp does it so I'm not sure how you got id and nothing inserted for the id. Are you doing this in code view? Use  RoboHelp's UI as I did not get a broken link and it works just fine.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

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Bookmark links showing up as broken links

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Hi,

As part of my robohelp project (RH2017) i've begun adding 'in-page' hyperlinks, which jump to a later sub-heading in the same article (but not adding these bookmarks to the ToC).

As is standard with this type of link, I tag the target sub-heading with a relevant 'id' and then create the hyperlink simply as <a href=#id>Link</a>

Unfortunately once this is added, despite it working correctly, Robohelp identifies it as a broken link.

Has anyone else come across this? The concern is that these start to build up and I miss a genuine error in future.

Should I be doing this via some other process?

Many thanks,

David

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

I selected some text and applied a bookmark. In Code view it looks like this.

<p><a name="Target">New</a>

Then I selected the text for the link, right clicked and used Insert Hyperlink

<p><a href="#Target">This</a> is some sample text.

That's how RoboHelp does it so I'm not sure how you got id and nothing inserted for the id. Are you doing this in code view? Use  RoboHelp's UI as I did not get a broken link and it works just fine.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

@petergrainge

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I selected some text and applied a bookmark. In Code view it looks like this.

<p><a name="Target">New</a>

Then I selected the text for the link, right clicked and used Insert Hyperlink

<p><a href="#Target">This</a> is some sample text.

That's how RoboHelp does it so I'm not sure how you got id and nothing inserted for the id. Are you doing this in code view? Use  RoboHelp's UI as I did not get a broken link and it works just fine.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

@petergrainge

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Thanks Peter,

It turns out 'id' had crept into my html instead of 'name' and was proliferating via the clipboard. Swapping over has solved it!

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