I decided to try out the new confluence page editor and one of the first things I wanted to do was insert an anchor for other pages to reference.
This Anchor is no longer an available macro, but it's not deprecated according to documentation and nothing in the existing Anchor docs looks designed for the new editor.
What am I missing?
Hi guys, I am not sure if anybody already mentioned this, but I found a workaround:
Make sure that the text you want to link to is a heading and temporary publish your confluence page, then hover over the heading until you see the 'chain' symbol and click on 'copy link to header', go back to the edit mode of your page and use this link just like any other link.
I hope this might help!
I need links to files located on the page and often showed a file AS A LINK. If I could hover over a file at the bottom and grab a link, that would work, but filenames are truncated, so once they are dragged onto a page, the full filename is no longer available.
Dropping Anchors reduces Confluence functionality to match that of Microsoft Sharepoint. This is clearly making it harder to justify using Confluence over the in-house standard.
Apologies for the frustration this has created. The anchoring capability will be coming back within the coming weeks as the ability to link/anchor directly to headers as a first step, followed by the ability to anchor to additional areas in a page.
Just spit-balling a POSSIBLE WORKAROUND:
Create a new page for any/everything you want to link to in your document. So page 1 (or 0 depending on your mind set) headers linking to stuff. Pages: 2 (or 1)-... are all your sections each with links to additional pages containing subsections, subsubsections, etc. Each page should have two buttons, one to link to their parent page and one to link to page 1 (or 0)(aka 'root'). Page 1 (or 0)(aka 'root') should also have a tree diagram of the document structure so the user can quickly see the document structure and now I think of it page 1 (or 0)(aka 'root') should have headers, subheaders, subsubheaders, etc. linking to the appropriate page in the doc. Just throwing this out there and if you think it's a reasonable approach feel free to propose any changes and please reconsider your life choices in UI/UX.
Yeah, I had a few minutes free waiting for a process to complete. Come on ATLASSIAN TEAM, give us some hope.
We are a customers and pay for real necessary features which have been canceled somewhere in the dark background Atlassian programming office......
It is more than irritating, that nobody from Atlassian gives a statement to this and many more drawbacks of this famous new editor - best decision for the moment would be withdraw the new editor !!!!!
@Ryan Mueller exactly. I am running a committee on improving collaboration in our organization using Confluence, and unfortunately, a lot of the very things I have been encouraging people to try and pitching as solutions to their challenges are now broken in the new editor (anchors, centering photos in tables, inserting documents as clickable links to download something like a PDF, etc.).
I love Atlassian, but the new editor challenges have really set us back. I hope we get a fix for this soon, as without the anchor macro functionality, we will have to totally rethink what we were working on. Getting everyone to reference instead of recreate content requires the anchor macro! And btw the manual workaround that appears here doesn't work.
Is there an updated time frame for a fix @Avinoam
I know it's been a long wait but we're ironing out some final kinks and you should have link-able headers available natively in the new editor within the next 2 weeks.
Thanks for upvoting this and we're looking forward to releasing this very shortly.
We don't have anchors yet. So I really think there should be a statement from you. If it were me running your show a statement would go out clarifying the priority of the feature and the challenges it's presented to the dev team(eg. new framework facilitating 'x' means that such linking is very difficult/not required). Right now the silence is a statement saying 'Screw you all, got other stuff we care about'. That will translate from a statement about a functionality to a commentary on the company.
A statement at this point will: a) show good will and b) be a good growth experience for a junior manager.
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