Authoring - Locating a hyperlink's target

In requesting a hyperlink target's where-used list is explained how to get a list of all the topics that contain a hyperlink to a specific object. It is also possible to locate the target of a specific hyperlink. In the following example the 'Topic: Related topics' of the ‘Book: Birds’ contains a hyperlink to ‘Topic: About the shark’. So, where do we find the hyperlink target 'Topic: About the shark'?

Locating a hyperlink's target

Just popup the menu of the hyperlink in the topic body, select 'Where used' and the location of the target will be shown in the 'Where used' list at the bottom of the Workbench.

A hyperlink's target located

If the hyperlink target is shared by multiple folders then the list will show multiple locations. Double click on an item in the list or popup the menu and select ‘Go to’ to locate the target in the Workbench tree.

About the buttons of the where used list

The buttons on the top right of the 'Where used' pane allow you to perform the following operations.

The 'Where used' list

With the ‘Where used’ button you request the where-used list of the object that is currently selected in the tree.


Using the 'Where used' button is not a handy way to refresh the list since the 'Go to' function of the list items or the double click in the list will always jump to the related object in the tree and then select it. It is better to use the 'Refresh' button. It will jump back to the object in the tree to which the where-used list applies and then you can re launch the where-used request.


The ‘History’ button allows you to reshow previous where-used lists.


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



 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
 Creating a  hyperlink
 In the folder tree
 In a new topic pane
 In a new browser page
 In a new browser window or browser tab
 In a drop down
 In a popup
 In an embedded block
 Inline with the paragraph
 Maintaining hypelinks
 The hyperlinked indicator
 Requesting a hyperlink target's where-used list
 Locating a hyperlink's target
 Removing a hyperlink target
 Working with orphan objects
 Searching for hyperlink targets
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 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