How to Insert an Anchor in Google Docs

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Inserting an anchor into a document allows you to send a reader to a specific point in the document, when the user clicks on a specific link. The Google Docs document creator does not have an explicitly defined "anchor" feature, but it does allow you to anchor parts of the document to specific links. If you want to insert an anchor into a Google Doc, you can do so through the use of the Bookmarks and Hyperlink features in a few simple steps.

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  1. 1

    Open the computer's Web browser, and navigate to the Google account login page. Type your Google account e-mail and password in the spaces provided, then click the "Sign In" button to sign in to your Google account.

  2. 2

    Click the "More" option at the top of the Google home page, and select the "Documents" option from the drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Click on the name of the document you want to insert the anchor into, or click the "Create New" option, and select the type of document you would like to create from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Click the place in the document where you would like to set the anchor to place your text cursor there. Click the "Insert" tab at the top of the document, and select the "Bookmark" option from the Insert menu to insert a bookmark into the document.

  5. 5

    Click the place in the document where you would like to insert the link that takes the reader to the anchor. Click the "Insert" tab, and select the "Link" option from the Insert menu.

  6. 6

    Enter the text you wish the link to be displayed as in the "Text to display:" box.

  7. 7

    Click the "Bookmark" option beneath the "Link to:" heading, and select the bookmark you inserted into the document in step four. Click the "OK" button to insert the link into the document. Now, whenever a user clicks on the link, they will be taken to the anchored point in the document.

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