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Confluence Smart Numbered headings as Anchors

We currently have a huge document (200 a4 pages) which is created of sub pages inside a numbered headings macro:

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Which numbers fine.  But the users would like to be able to setup links in the format
See Section 4.1.1

Where the text See Section 4.1.1 is a hyperlink to a header on another page.  
They need to be able to keep the link and text up to date automatically  - so that if we added a new page it might automatically renumber the heading to 5.1.1 and the link text changes to See Section 5.1.1

Do any plugins do this?  Can it be done with Scriptrunner?

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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Nov 28, 2018

Hi Chris,

Have a look at the Anchor macro. Even when the heading numbers change in Numbered Headings, the anchor tags will be immutable. The anchor tag will need to be placed on all the pages you're including where the headers are at.

When you're linking to the anchors, you just need to make sure the link is for the page you're doing all the includes on. The anchor will be something like <confluencespace>/page#anchor where the anchor comes after the hash symbol. The anchor should come across from the included page onto your large page. You'll also need to make sure the anchors are unique across all the included pages so that the user's browser doesn't get confused trying to locate the anchor tag.

Cheers,
Daniel

Chris,

Were you able to find an answer to this - whilst the linking does work - the anchors are not dynamic, and therefore are not able to reference any changes in the source document...

 

Tim

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