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Why anchor link does not work? Edited

Hello!

I have a page https://aurrency.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/G/pages/655675/GFE

 

And I have the following anchor link:

https://aurrency.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/G/pages/655675/GFE#%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B5-%D1%81-%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%8F%D0%BC%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%84%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BC%D1%8B

 

But when anyone clicks the second link(anchor one), he gets on the top of the page https://aurrency.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/G/pages/655675/GFE
instead of getting right to the place where anchor link set.

 

1. Is that a bug or am I doing something wrong?

2. When I have titles inside table, they do not work like anchors. Why? Can I put an anchor link to row in the table?

 

Thanks in advance for an answer.

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Stephen Wright Community Leader Dec 01, 2019

Hi @Andrey Ponomarenko

Have you followed these instructions for creating and inserting anchors?

Not sure what you mean by titles within tables - but you can certainly anchor to a table row (just tested this in our instance to verify). Same instructions above will help with this!

Ste

@Stephen Wright hi!

 

Yes, I've tried, but it did not work for me.

They suggest 2 options.

a. "Choose Insert > Other Macros, then find and select the Anchor macro"
I can not find Anchor Macros. How should I spell it, so I can get it via search field?

I attached a screenshot below, where you can see that there s nothing found when I type "Anchor"

 

Снимок экрана 2019-12-02 в 10.00.53.png

 

b. Type { and the beginning of the macro name, then select the Anchor macro

I type "{A" but nothing happens.

I attached one another screenshot below, where you can see that after typing "{A" I can not select anything from anywhere.

Снимок экрана 2019-12-02 в 10.06.38.png

 

So, my questions are:

1. The one from my fist post

2. Why I can not add anchor by none of these 2 suggested options? Is it a bug here, or am I doing something wrong?

 

PS: about anchoring rows of a table. By titles within tables I meant using heading "H1" inside the table

When I use heading "H1" outside the table - I can see an anchor icon there(however it does not work. look question 1)

When I use heading "H1" inside the table - I can NOT see an anchor icon.

3. Why so?

 

PPS:

there are 3 question now, I would feel grateful if your answers would stick to my numeration.

Stephen Wright Community Leader Dec 04, 2019

Hi @Andrey Ponomarenko

Are you on the new Confluence experience rather than the classic one?

If so, anchors are a limited functionality on there at the moment - the most recent release for this was anchors for just headers - see the improvement notes here.

If you want to use anchors as they were originally designed, you'll need to use the classic experience at this point.

Ste

Hi @Stephen Wright 

 

I am on a Classic one. 

 

So, my questions are:

1. The one from my first post

2. Why I can not add anchor by none of these 2 suggested options? Is it a bug here, or am I doing something wrong?

 

When I use heading "H1" outside the table - I can see an anchor icon there(however it does not work. look question 1)

When I use heading "H1" inside the table - I can NOT see an anchor icon.

3. Why so?

Stephen Wright Community Leader Dec 08, 2019

Hi @Andrey Ponomarenko

If you're seeing Anchor Links next to titles, you're on the new experience. It would also answer why you can't see macros via the "{" - as they're activated by the "/" in the new version.

So, for your questions:

  • On the new experience, you can only use the anchors to titles - click the anchor link to copy it and paste it to use it. If you want to build more customised anchors, you'll need to use a classic page (press to create a new page and just select "Blank Page"
  • Based on comments on the suggestion - see CONFCLOUD-66773 - it would appear it does not work with headers in tables at this stage in the new experience.
  • There appears to be some issues using the header anchor links - see CONFCLOUD-67771

I would advise moving back to the other version if using anchors just for now :)

Ste

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Hi @Stephen Wright 

 

Thank you for an answer! Got it!

Stephen Wright Community Leader Dec 27, 2019

No worries :) - if this solved your issue, can you let other users on the community know by pressing the "Accept Answer" button at the top of this answer?

Ste

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