I'd like to share link that jumps directly to a particular part of deployed notebook, any tips?

Online Mathematica docs provide an anchor to each cell, so you can link to them directly -- example

I looked through the source of my deployed notebook and didn't see any anchors, so probably need changes on the notebook side.

  • $\begingroup$ I have lectures organized as multiple notebooks (one notebook for one lecture). I used to give in one notebook a reference to a certain equation in another notebook. This reference has been organized as a button that opens this other notebook with the necessary equation being already on the screen. Is it close to what you need? If yes, I will share the code. $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2021 at 8:17
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeiBoulbitch does it work on wolfram cloud? I'm looking for a clickable link to a deployed notebook that I can share online $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2021 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ I never tried it with the cloud. $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2021 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ In my opinion it is not possible now, but maybe in the next release. Therefore I deleted my post. $\endgroup$
    – hieron
    Aug 26, 2021 at 16:53

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In the recent post on the Wolfram Community Brian Van Vertloo (WRI) showed how it is possible to build HTML from the Documentation pages using "PacletTools`":

The documentation build code that is shipping with the desktop products is capable of building HTML pages already, believe it or not. The relevant function is PacletDocumentationBuild (https://reference.wolfram.com/language/PacletTools/ref/PacletDocumentationBuild.html), where you use:

Needs["PacletTools`"];PacletDocumentationBuild[paclet, outdir, "HTML"]

I haven't tried it, but probably it will add the anchors I described in the original version of this answer.

Original answer

You can easily check that every anchor on a published Documentation page is equal to the CellID of the corresponding Cell in the offline Documentation:



Your deployed notebook has no CellIDs set to its Cells.

According to the Docs,

Typically, a CellID will be created automatically by the system for each new cell inserted in a notebook that has the setting CreateCellID->True.

Setting CreateCellID->True will not affect CellID options of cells already in the notebook at the time the option is set.

Your Notebook has no CreateCellID->True. So you should first create a new Notebook and set this option:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], CreateCellID -> True]

Then you can copy-paste the contents of your original Notebook into the new Notebook. All Cells will have CellID assigned. After this you may deploy the new Notebook.

  • $\begingroup$ that sounds like exactly what I need.....how do I get CellID? The example in help for CellId uses NotebookRead command but that requires CellTags to be set first $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2021 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ I think this may need something extra, I just tried deploying notebook with cell ids set, as seen by printing FullForm of the cell, but still no anchors -- wolframcloud.com/obj/yaroslavvb/newton/… $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2021 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ @YaroslavBulatov You are right, it seems in deployed version anchors still aren't present. The Documentation pages aren't deployed in this sense, they were exported as HTML pages, I think. $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2021 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ @YaroslavBulatov I updated the answer with a possible workaround via building HTML and deploying it to the cloud with PacletDocumentationBuild. See examples on the linked Docs page. $\endgroup$ Jan 17 at 11:00

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