Links to Elements in this File (Local Links)
Local links link to elements in the same topic. You can use this option to redirect readers to a different section in the same topic.
We recommend structuring your topics in a way that guides users through the content without the need to excessively jump to different elements.
The element that you directly link to must have a unique ID attribute assigned. Heretto CCMS enables you to assign the ID attributes to elements while inserting a link.
Consider using local links in the following scenarios :
- When you want to mention a step element in another step element.
- When you want refer to another element in a longer topic.
Local links require little maintenance and don't limit reuse because they don't link to peer topics or external resources.
Keep the following guidelines in mind when using local links:
- If you link to an element with a title element, for example a section or example element, the title element is used as the link text. To reduce maintenance, we recommend not entering custom link text, because it will be unique to only that link-instance.
- If you link to an element with no title element, you enter the link text manually. To reduce maintenance, we recommend making the link text generic.
- If you delete the linked content, you need to delete the link, too. Heretto CCMS informs you about broken links.
Keep the following guidelines in mind when publishing content with local links:
- If you publish to a print-friendly output (for example, PDF), local links include a page number.
- In some short topics, clicking a local links won't take you to another place in the topic because the topic is too short (for example, when your topic fits on a single PDF page). As a result, the link may seem broken.