Hyperlink Material

There are three types of links that are typically used in Pressbooks:

  1. Internal links, used to facilitate navigation in a book.
  2. Links to images, files, or other types of media uploaded to Pressbooks. (See Images and Files.)
  3. External links to a website or other online source, outside of the book. (See Dashboard.)

IMPORTANT: The unique ID used for an anchor is case sensitive.

Internal links

Linking material within a chapter or between chapters in a book is slightly different for the BCcampus Pressbooks instance because, in addition to chapter and part titles, the title of the book must also be included in the link label. Below are the instructions for those using the BCcampus Pressbooks instance.

To link to a chapter, enter:


To link to a part, enter:


To link to a front matter section, enter:


To link to a back matter section, enter:


The easiest way to find this location identifier is by looking at the URL of a page in the book’s web version, providing the chapter has been published, and copy everything that comes after .ca (including the forward slash).

In this example, “sample” is book title and “navigation” is the chapter title.

If the chapter is still in draft find the permalink, below the chapter title, and copy everything that comes after .ca (including the forward slash).

"" For more information, see the following chapters in the Pressbooks User Guide:

The below videos are from the Pressbooks Video Tutorial Series.







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