I have created an anchor on a page as follows
But I am unable to link to the above anchor. I am using Confluence 3.4.8. When I write the following markup in the rich text editor it displays the text as-is rather than showing it as a link to anchor.
Am I missing something?
You cannot simply past the markup in the Rich Text editor. You need to select the "Insert Macro" tool bar button (looks like a little scroll), choose the Anchor macro and then enter your anchor label as the target, with # preceeding. Then I believe the best choice is to insert your hyperlink using the Link macro.
Firstly, as Kevin says, you can't type anchor links like that directly into the Rich Text editor using wiki markup syntax - you should either swap to the wiki markup editor, or use the "link browser" dialog in the Rich Text editor to type in the link.
Secondly, I'm fairly certain you need to include the page title in the link, in addition to the name of the anchor, so try:
To link to an anchor I followed following steps: -
1. In the rich text editor edit mode, pressed Ctrl+K to open link browser.
2. Typed the page name. As I started typing the page name confluence automatically lists the page names which inlucde that keywork which I am typing.
3. After entering page name I added anchor name like this - Home#Overview
4. Saved the page.
When I click on the link, it navigates me to the top of the Home page and not the Overview segment of the page. I check the wiki markup of the page for the link and it is as follows:
Above markup is in the form: -
[<Link text>|<space name>:<Page title>]
It doesn't include the anchor name, even when I specified the anchor name at the time of specifying the link in the link browser. When I modify the above markup in the "wiki markup" view as below it works fine.
So, it seems to me that there is some bug in Confluence. When we give anchor name from link browser it doesn't include it in the markup, but when I explicitly mention the anchor name in the "wiki markup" view, it works absolutely fine.
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