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Hperlinks to anchor error

1987 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 13, 2009 10:45 PM by sharknca RSS
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Aug 13, 2009 2:54 PM
When I create a hyperlink to an anchor in a webpage in Pages (08 or 09), the resulting link is an error because Pages substitutes a space for the # key. For example, to link to an anchor you type www.apple.com#macbook and it should take you to the section of the page with that anchor name. However, in Pages, it inserts "%23" for "#" Does anyone know a workaround for this?

When I export it as a PDF, I can go in with Adobe Acrobat Pro and correct it, but don't feel I should have to.
Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • sharknca Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 10:45 PM (in response to FrankeeD)
    The workaround is to get Pages to enter the link into the Link Inspector URL field for you, as opposed to typing or pasting it into the Link Inspector URL field. For example:

    1. Paste the link text into the body of the document
    e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IWork#cite_note-0

    2. Select the link text

    3. In the Link Inspector, add a check to Enable as a hyperlink (URL is automatically populated)

    4. With link still selected, type whatever text you want to represent the link, e.g. iWork

    Now if you click the link, in this case the word iWork, it will honor the anchor.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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