Basic and text links may be made to terminate a specific place in a note ( a target $Text 'anchor'), including the note from which the link originates, i.e. a self-link. This can done only via the drag-drop method of link creation, done thus:
- Start the link:
- Select the target note.
- Find the target text anchor and select it, if necessary scrolling the target $Text to find the desired passage.
- Click-drag from the tab bar link park and drop anywhere on the text selection. Do not worry if the link line is not visible all the way to the drop point.
- The link is ready to finish, and the Link Creation pop-up is shown.
NOTE: for both the link well and link park, if you click-hold on the control you will see the destination link pop-up. The latter cannot be used to this type. If it appears, restart the process by clicking outside the pop-up and click-dragging without a delay to invoke the linking process rather than the pop-up.
To indicate a specific destination of the link, select the source and drag the text link to the link parking space. Then, select the destination and scroll so the destination text is visible. Finally, drag the link out of the parking space and click at the destination location. When the link is followed, Tinderbox will scroll the text view so the destination text is visible and highlights the word at the destination. The highlights are automatically removed after 3 seconds, or when the note's $Text is edited, whichever happens first.
Note these additional behaviours:
- When creating links to a span of text that is selected in the text pane or a text window, if the mouse is clicked inside a text selection then the entire selection becomes the target of the link. If the mouse is clicked outside a text selection, the target of the link is the character nearest the click.
- When following a text link with a destination span, then entire span is highlighted, not merely the word closest to the click.