Using “Create Hyperlink” dialog window I can create a link to a tagged cell in my notebook (it's “Destination notebook: Current notebook” radio button).

Now, I can't figure it out how to create such links with Hyperlink[] command.

I tried

Hyperlink["label", {"", "tag"}]
Hyperlink["label", {None, "tag"}]
Hyperlink["label", {Automatic, "tag"}]

etc., but nothing works.

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You have to use EvaluationNotebook[] to point to the actual notebook you are working in (you don't even have to save it). First, create a cell with a tag:

CellPrint@Cell["Target cell", "Text", CellTags -> {"target"}]

and then create the link that points to the target cell:

Hyperlink["link", {EvaluationNotebook[], "target"}]

Clicking the link will select the cell with tag "target".

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer! Sorry for such a late thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Alekh
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ Just one remark. With {EvaluationNotebook[], ...} I get a {NotebookObject[FrontEndObject[LinkObject[...]], 12], target} in the status line when hovering over the "link", while it’s just "target" with the “Create Hyperlink” dialog. $\endgroup$
    – Alekh
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Alekh I guess you have to live with that, as I don't think there is any way to format the status notification of Hyperlink. Unfortunately, a StatusArea wrapper does not overwrite it. Perhaps it is possible to create a customizable hyperlink using lower level interface elements. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:11
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    $\begingroup$ An extension: As noted in How to create permanent intra-notebook links, EvaluationNotebook[] may be replaced by another destination notebook (which I would have thought was obvious, but, hey, a new system can really undermine one's confidence until you get a good feel for how it works). $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 19:24

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