Adding Rules, Jumps (Anchors), and Special Characters

Horizontal Rule

  1. To insert a horizontal rule, select Insert > Horizontal Rule from the top menu bar.
  2. The default width is 100%, but you can change this by right-clicking on the line and selecting Properties. (see WARNING)


You can insert links or "jumps" to points within your document using anchors. An anchor marks the location of material in your page. Anchors are useful in very long web documents because they bring users directly to that material, rather than just to the top of the page. To insert an anchor, select Insert > Section Anchor.

  1. Select the text on your page you wish to link, then in the objects toolbar above click Link > Browse to Web Page. The "Insert Link" dialog will open.
  2. If the HREF box is not visible at the bottom, click the Advanced button to reveal Advanced input options.
  3. Click the Browse button. A mini browser-window will open, allowing you to surf to a page on the Oviatt Library web site.
  4. When you find the right page, click OK. Contribute will copy the appropriate web address into the HREF box in the "Insert Link" dialog.
  5. Select a link from the Section anchor box.  Click OK to create the link.

Special Characters

WARNING: Contribute uses deprecated markup to achieve rule-width formatting. Although the current W3C validating tool and accessibility checkers don't seem to mind, it may pose a problem for your page in the future.

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Last Updated: 04-Jun-2010