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Asked: Oct 26 '12 at 14:18

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Last updated: Oct 23 '13 at 02:04


I've noticed that a few other people on IQ are able to link to a different page at a certain answer or spot of their choice. I would like to know how to use this link or method as well if possible for anyone who knows.

asked Oct 26 '12 at 14:18

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To link to a specific answer, click on the word link under any answer and you will see a box pop up containing a url that looks something this, for example:

That is the direct link to that answer.

One complication with this is that we have noticed these links don't always work in every web browser. To make sure they always work replace the final / symbol with a # symbol so the link looks something like:

This should always work. We will fix this at some point so that the # symbol is included automatically.

One further enhancement to this method is that you can miss out all the words between the two numbers and the specific answer link will still work.

So the link below is a direct and shorter link to the same answer:

To link to any question instead, just go to the page that the question is on and copy the url address that you can see in your web browser address bar.

For example:

Again, this can shortened by removing all the words after the number. So the following is equivalent:


answered Oct 26 '12 at 17:08

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

edited Oct 26 '12 at 17:09

For some reason I never even noticed or payed any attention to that link button. Now it seems almost too easy to make a direct link to an answer. Thank you for the help Simon. Very much appreciated.

(Oct 26 '12 at 18:18) Cory

I read your instructions to @Cory; but I'm still a tad confused.

I would like to link an answer or question at a specific point in my answer. I don't want the url address visible.

I understand what a direct link is & how to use it.

I also see the link button in the answer box when I answer a question. I'm not sure how to use it.

Instead of linking the entire url address, I would like to link it by clicking on a highlighted word in my answer.

Do I need to highlight the word - e.g. the word 'here'. Then click on the link button? Then add the url address - or ?

Do I need to refresh my page before I see this change? I haven't tried this.

I'll link you to an answer where I show the entire url address several times. I would rather link the answer (s) I'm sharing via one highlighted word. Could you please explain how to do this. Thanks.


answered Oct 16 '13 at 23:36

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@ele Highlight the word(s) you want to link on and then click the Globe icon in the editor toolbar and then enter the url you want to link to in the box that appears

(Oct 18 '13 at 04:54) Simon Templeton ♦♦

@Simon The hyperlink never looked right prior to posting ~ so I would change it back to the old way. I'll try it soon. Thank you ~ very much appreciated.

(Oct 23 '13 at 02:04) ele
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