Add jump links to your eScholarship document to aid navigation

Modified on Thu, 25 May 2023 at 05:27 PM

Jump links are the links seen in the right side “Jump To” navigation box for a document. When clicked or activated, the link brings you to the corresponding page in the in-browser PDF embedded in the eScholarship item page. They enable readers to quickly find particular points in a document, such as a new section or chapter, that you would like to draw attention to. They also correspond to tags and other metadata that increase the accessibility of the eScholarship PDF of your document. 

Animated image demonstrating the jump link functionality in eScholarship. Displayed is the book "Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finate Planet" (2021). The main portion of the screen displays the embedded PDF of the book. Displayed in a column to the right of the embedded PDF is the "Jump To" box which houses the "Jump links" menu. A mouse cursor moves to, then selects, the jump link "Contents". The web page refreshes, and eScholarship's embedded PDF viewer updates to display the resulting link: the Contents page of the book.

eScholarship’s default jump links are to the item’s main content (the embedded PDF) and the eScholarship Metrics, Author & Article Information, and Supplemental Files (if any) tabs for the item. Additional jump links are automatically generated based on the bookmarks embedded in the PDF document. If your item is a Word document, please first convert it to PDF to benefit from jump links. 

Format your document for eScholarship jump links

Jump links are automatically applied based on information formatting in the PDF or Word document and generally represent a new section or chapter of the document. A document deposited to eScholarship which lacks jump links displays as in this screenshot: 

Screenshot of the "Jump To" navigation box in eScholarship. It displays a header line reading "Jump To", followed by four hyperlinks on individual lines: 1. Article, 2. (Displayed as nested beneath the header "Article" and in smaller font) Main Content, 3. Metrics, 4. Author & Article Info

Screenshot of a document without embedded jump links: Under the “Jump To” navigation box, the links under the header “Article” go only to “Main Content” – the start of the item PDF. The remaining links go to other tabs in eScholarship for the item – Metrics, Author & Article Information. 

Word documents (.doc, .docx)

Jump links correspond to Heading 1 in Word documents. Select the full line of the intended header/jump link and choose the “Heading 1” style. All other heading styles are ignored. 

Screenshot of the “Heading 1” style location in Microsoft Word.

Screenshot of the “Heading 1” style location in Microsoft Word.

PDF documents (.pdf)

Jump links correspond to Top-level bookmarks in PDF documents. (Note: If your PDF was printed or converted from a Word file formatted with Headings and other styles, bookmarks may have been automatically generated.) PDF bookmarks may be viewed, created, and updated using many popular tools, including commercial tools such as Adobe Acrobat Pro, open source tools such as Okular, and operating system-specific tools such as Macintosh Preview

Screenshot of a PDF in Bookmark Editor mode in Adobe Acrobat demonstrating top-level bookmarks, which convert to eScholarship jump links, as well as a nested bookmark, which does not convert to an eScholarship jump link.