Hi! I’m Rachel, a Product Manager on the Editor team. We’ve been listening to customers in the community, and we’ve been focusing on some of your top requests and most frustrating pain points!
One thing we’ve heard LOUD AND CLEAR is the request to link to a targeted section of a page. In the legacy editor, this was accomplished with the Anchor macro. We purposefully chose to find better ways to accomplish this without you having to explicitly add macros to your page. We pondered if there was a way to have these targets built into the formatting so that you could just copy a link to that target and reference it where you want!
In the new editor, we rolled out the first version of this built-in targeting by giving every top-level heading an easy to copy URL. We know that it isn’t perfect, yet, but we are working on it!
Now, we are working to add these targets to headings in other places — in tables, in panels, in expands, and in layouts.
We know that adding a target to the heading format may not sync with some of the ways you format content today. You may have a glossary where you want a letter-based table of contents to jump to that letter’s section, or you want the link on one page to jump to a certain part of a section on another page. Presenting content in meaningful, useful ways is an ever-evolving endeavor, and we feel confident that you can use the lower-level headings to accomplish many of your needs. For example, you could use Header 5 for glossaries.
Getting this capability out to you has multiple parts, and we wanted to share each capability with you as it is ready, rather than waiting until it’s all done.
Links to stand-alone headers
Links to headers inside other elements (tables, info panels, expands, layouts) - 🔜 coming next quarter!
We know this isn’t everything you’ve asked for - namely being able to get a target link to any content, not just headers (text, elements, images etc) - and we will revisit these additional requests for target linking in the future.
All the best,
Rachel CrossmanAtlassian Team
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