How to link to anchor/heading in page in the search result?

If I have a Confluence page named "How to edit text" and it has an Heading 2 named "Auto Completion", searching on "Auto Completion" returns a link to the "How to edit text" page. Is there a way to also get a link directly to the "Auto Completion" heading/anchor?

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In case anyone is still interested in this, please have a look at below feature request recently recently for this:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-43672

 

 

Hi Hans,

click Insert > Link and then switch to Advanced.
In field Link, enter: How to edit text#Auto Completion
If the pages comes from another space, you'll have to add the space key before the page name, separated by a colon.

Refer to https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF43/Linking+to+Pages for more information on linking to pages.

Regards,
Kirstin

@Hans:

If you want to create hyperlinks within a page Kirstin explained it.

If you are looking for a way to get better search results, meaning search results that link to a certain part within a page instead of linking to pages as a whole I am not aware of anything.

Thanks Kirstin and Steffen,

What I'm looking for is links to a certain part within a page in the search results. If anyone is aware of some solution, e.g. via plugins, interceptors or other "hacks", I'd be grateful for any hints.

Regards,

Hans

The best approach I can think of is to detect the search term pass it to the next page the user navigates to (hopefully, a page in the results).

Then use JavaScript in your content pages that detect when a user is coming from the search page, and if so, extract the search term that was previously stored.

On page load, jump to the location of the first occurence of that term. You could get a little trickier and use JS to determine the next-higher heading tag of the found term on the page, and jump to that heading instead.

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the suggestion. I see what you mean, and maybe that's the best that can be done, but I'm still holding out hope that there is a way to get links to anchors matching the search critera right there on the search result page.

Thanks,

Hans

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