Authoring - Detecting and correcting invalid bookmarks in jumps

If a bookmark in a topic is removed then jump that contain this bookmark will no longer work. In the Workbench these invalid jumps are marked in the topic with an error sign: a red square with a white cross as shown in the next image.

An invalid jump

Here we have removed the 'shark' bookmark in the 'About the shark' topic that was created in creating a bookmark. The next image gives you a closer look at that sign.

An invalid jump

You can also use the search function to scan a folder and its dependants for jumps. The validity of the jump will be indicated in the search result.

Opening the search

Popup the menu of a folder and select 'Search'.

Searching for jumps

On the 'Search' window you click on the 'Other' tab. Next, you choose the 'Hyperlinks' option and you start the search. The result is shown in the pane on the bottom of the Workbench..

Jumps found

About the buttons of the search result

The buttons on the top right of the Search pane allow you to perform the following operations.

The Search pane

With the ‘Refresh’ button on the search result you can re-execute the last search. The folder or the topic that was the object of that search will be automatically reselected and the Search window will popup. The search options chosen before are preselected. You just have to click 'Start'.


With the ‘Print’ you can print the overview list. The content however is not included in the print.


The ‘History’ button on the search result pane allows you to reshow previous search lists (the 5 last search operations are kept in the history queue).


With the ‘Remove’ button you can clear a list from the history.


With the ‘Search’ button you can launch a new search on the object currently selected in the tree. The difference with the 'Refresh' is that you will have to set all the options and after the search operation, a new item will be added to the 'History' list.


The 'Bookmark' column indicates the bookmark that is was used in the jump. Invalid bookmarks are marked in red. You can click on the column heading to sort the result. If you double click on a found item or popup its menu and select 'Go to' the topic that contains the jump will be located in the Workbench tree, the jump in the topic will be selected. If you open the jump properties by popping up the menu on the jump and selecting 'Jump properties' you can see that the bookmark field has a red background.

jump properties with invalid bookmark


If you still require the jump you use the browse button to select another bookmark.

Selecting another bookmark

Or you can re-insert the bookmark in the topic body


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Creating bookmarks
 Using jumps in topics
 Detecting and correcting invalid bookmarks in jumps
 Using bookmarks in hyperlinks
 Detecting and correcting invalid bookmarks in hyperlinks
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript