Insert a Link to Another Lesson in the Same Manual

This lesson will show you how to link from one lesson in a manual to another lesson in the same manual.

Open a Lesson in a Manual

Open a Lesson in a Manual

You can only link between lessons that are in the same manual.

Select Text

Select Text

Select the text that you would like to link from.

Click On Link Button

Click On Link Button

Select Lesson

Select Lesson

In the Link dialog that opens select the Manual Lesson tab (1).

Next, select on the lesson you would like to link to (2) and click OK.

The text will now link to that lesson. If you hover over the text then the name of the lesson the text links to will appear as a tooltip.

If you CMD + click the link on Mac, or ALT + click the link on Windows while editing the manual lesson then the lesson the text links to will be opened for editing.

11 Comments

Jill S-S

Thanks for releasing this much requested feature! I can't wait to give 2.8 a spin. Great product.

Michael

Very nice feature. Now if only "links" would work for the export destination. :-)

Jochen

Great Feature!!

Is it possible to insert HREF-anchors in a lesson which are available in a HTML-export?

I am preparing a manual for a program of us and could use some links to details inside a lesson for context-help.

Thanks

Jochen

Blue Mango

@Michael -

I am not sure what you mean by working for the export destination. Can you clarify?

Blue Mango

@Jochen -

You can't edit id tags directly for steps, but they are automatically added to the step HTML output. You would need look up the id you need for the file you are linking to and build the link yourself.

If you find you are having to do a lot of that though you should probably be splitting you your lessons into smaller segments. The idea is to have a lot of short lessons, not just a few long ones. Having a bunch of smaller lessons makes the linking between lessons work much better.

Theresa

Can you please add a feature where text can be linked to within the document (e.g., bookmarks)? It helps for jumping between long lists.

Trevor DeVore

@Theresa - linking to steps within a lesson is a feature we are considering for a future version.

Nathan Hans

I agree with Theresa.

Also, is it possible to create a link in a lesson to another lesson not in the manual, and when you export it show it as plain text.

Trevor DeVore

@Nathan - I'm not sure I understand what you mean by showing it as plain text when you export. Can you explain?

You can't link to a lesson not in the same manual and have the link resolved when you export. You have to use a URL.

Alain

I agree with Theresa as well.

Kevin

This doesn't work when exporting to WordPress Blog

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