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  • Creating Anchor Links (Joomla! 3.x)

    This procedure explains how to create anchor links within articles on web sites using Joomla! 3.x.  Anchor links allow you to link to specific text on a page.


    • Type a name for the anchor.  Names for anchors must begin with a letter, cannot contain spaces, and must be unique within articles.
      "Create anchor" dialog box
    • Click Insert.  You will see an anchor icon in front of the text you selected.
    • To create a link from somewhere within the same article:
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar:

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • At the bottom of the Link pop-up window, click the Article Anchors dropdown menu (see #1 below).
      • Select the anchor name you entered earlier (see #2 below).
      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Insert anchor link
    • To create a link from another article:
      • Save the current article:
        • If you are in the front-end editor, click the Save button to the upper left.
        • If you are in the Joomla! Administrator, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: "Save & Close" button
      • Select the second article to edit following steps 1-3 of Editing Articles or create a new article.
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor link you created earlier.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar: 

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • A Link popup window will appear.
      • Under Links, click Content.
      • Click the top-level category that contains the article you want to link to (see #1 below).
      • If your article is in a subcategory, click the arrow to the left of the subcategory containing the article containing your anchor link.  (If the article is in a category several levels down, you may need to repeat this step until you find the article).
      • You should see the anchor link you created listed below the article - click on it (see #2 below).

      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Linking to an anchor in a separate article
    • If you are editing the article from the front end of the web site, click the Save button to the upper left to save your changes and close the article.
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, to save your changes and continue editing the article, click the Save button to the upper left: "Save" button
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, when you are done editing the article, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: Save & Close button
  • Creating Anchor Links (Joomla! 4.)

    This procedure explains how to create anchor links within articles on web sites using Joomla! 3.x.  Anchor links allow you to link to specific text on a page.


    • Type a name for the anchor.  Names for anchors must begin with a letter, cannot contain spaces, and must be unique within articles.
      "Create anchor" dialog box
    • Click Insert.  You will see an anchor icon in front of the text you selected.
    • To create a link from somewhere within the same article:
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar:

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • At the bottom of the Link pop-up window, click the Article Anchors dropdown menu (see #1 below).
      • Select the anchor name you entered earlier (see #2 below).
      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Insert anchor link
    • To create a link from another article:
      • Save the current article:
        • If you are in the front-end editor, click the Save button to the upper left.
        • If you are in the Joomla! Administrator, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: "Save & Close" button
      • Select the second article to edit following steps 1-3 of Editing Articles or create a new article.
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor link you created earlier.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar: 

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • A Link popup window will appear.
      • Under Links, click Content.
      • Click the top-level category that contains the article you want to link to (see #1 below).
      • If your article is in a subcategory, click the arrow to the left of the subcategory containing the article containing your anchor link.  (If the article is in a category several levels down, you may need to repeat this step until you find the article).
      • You should see the anchor link you created listed below the article - click on it (see #2 below).

      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Linking to an anchor in a separate article
    • If you are editing the article from the front end of the web site, click the Save button to the upper left to save your changes and close the article.
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, to save your changes and continue editing the article, click the Save button to the upper left: "Save" button
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, when you are done editing the article, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: Save & Close button
  • Creating Anchor Links (Joomla! 4.x)

    This procedure explains how to create anchor links within articles on web sites using Joomla! 3.x.  Anchor links allow you to link to specific text on a page.


    • Type a name for the anchor.  Names for anchors must begin with a letter, cannot contain spaces, and must be unique within articles.
      "Create anchor" dialog box
    • Click Insert.  You will see an anchor icon in front of the text you selected.
    • To create a link from somewhere within the same article:
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar:

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • At the bottom of the Link pop-up window, click the Article Anchors dropdown menu (see #1 below).
      • Select the anchor name you entered earlier (see #2 below).
      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Insert anchor link
    • To create a link from another article:
      • Save the current article:
        • If you are in the front-end editor, click the Save button to the upper left.
        • If you are in the Joomla! Administrator, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: "Save & Close" button
      • Select the second article to edit following steps 1-3 of Editing Articles or create a new article.
      • Highlight the text that will be linked to the anchor link you created earlier.
      • Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar: 

        "Insert/Edit link" button
      • A Link popup window will appear.
      • Under Links, click Content.
      • Click the top-level category that contains the article you want to link to (see #1 below).
      • If your article is in a subcategory, click the arrow to the left of the subcategory containing the article containing your anchor link.  (If the article is in a category several levels down, you may need to repeat this step until you find the article).
      • You should see the anchor link you created listed below the article - click on it (see #2 below).

      • Click Insert (see #3 below).

        Linking to an anchor in a separate article
    • If you are editing the article from the front end of the web site, click the Save button to the upper left to save your changes and close the article.
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, to save your changes and continue editing the article, click the Save button to the upper left: "Save" button
    • If you are working in the Joomla! Administrator, when you are done editing the article, click the Save & Close button to the upper left: Save & Close button
  • Purchasing Equipment

     You can find general information on purchasing at the Purchasingand RIASweb sites.  Your department probably has its own policy and procedure, so consult with someone internally on the purchasing process.  Many technology-related items can be purchased directly from other units with in Rutgers.  The findTech Connections websiteoffers numerous hardware, software and peripherals at aggressive pricing levels. Personal purchases at discounted prices are also available.

    Printers: The University runs a bidding process for printer suppliers. SeeUniversityProcurement Servicesfor pricing. Please note these prices do not include shipping. Different shipping rates may change which vendor is most inexpensive overall.

    The University Software Portalshould be the first place you look for software. Many titles are available for free or at discounted prices.

    There are numerous external sources for equipment and software purchases. Ensure that you have exhausted your internal sources before looking outside the university. Your best price will likely be found internally.