Bookmarking a SharePoint site is a great way to stay organized and access important information quickly. In this section, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to bookmark a SharePoint site effectively.
To bookmark a site in SharePoint, there are several options available. One option is to use the “Pin to Top” feature, which creates a prominent shortcut for files or folders within a library. However, this bookmark is not personal and can only be used by team members.
Another option is to add a shortcut to OneDrive. This creates a personal bookmark, but it can only be used for folders and may have issues when used with OneDrive Sync.
In MS Teams, files can be bookmarked by making them a tab. However, this option is only available in Teams and is not personal.
If you prefer using web browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, you can also bookmark sites in these browsers. In Microsoft Edge, you can create folders in your bookmarks and then click on the star icon to add the site to your favorites. In Google Chrome, you can create folders in your bookmarks through the Bookmark Manager and then pin the bookmarks for easier access.
Additionally, in SharePoint Online modern pages, you can add page anchor links using the text web part. This allows you to create links to different sections on the same page, making it easier to navigate through long pages. The process involves formatting subheadings with heading styles, copying the link from the published page, and adding the link to the selected text in edit mode.
By adding page anchor links and utilizing the various bookmarking options available, you can navigate through your SharePoint site quickly and effectively, ensuring easy access to the information that matters most.
When it comes to bookmarking in SharePoint, there are several options available to make accessing your important files and sites easier. Let’s explore these options in detail.
One option is to use the “Pin to Top” feature, which creates a prominent shortcut for files or folders within a library. This allows you to quickly access frequently used items with just a click. However, it’s important to note that this bookmark is not personal and can only be used by team members.
Another option is to add a shortcut to OneDrive. By doing this, you can create a personal bookmark for folders that you frequently access. However, it’s worth mentioning that there may be compatibility issues when using OneDrive Sync with these bookmarks.
In Microsoft Teams, you have the ability to bookmark files by making them a tab. This option is only available within Teams and is not personal, so it can’t be accessed outside of the Teams platform.
In terms of web browsers, both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome offer bookmarking capabilities. In Microsoft Edge, you can create folders in your bookmarks and then add sites to your favorites by clicking on the star icon. This allows for easy access to your bookmarked SharePoint sites. In Google Chrome, you can create folders in your bookmarks through the Bookmark Manager and then pin the bookmarks for even easier access.
|“Pin to Top”
|Creates a prominent shortcut
|Not personal and limited to team members
|Creates a personal bookmark
|Compatibility issues with OneDrive Sync
|MS Teams Tab
|Convenient within Teams
|Not personal and limited to Teams platform
|Easy access through favorites
|Dependent on the Edge browser
|Pinned bookmarks for easy access
|Dependent on the Chrome browser
By exploring these options, you can find the bookmarking method that works best for you and help streamline your SharePoint experience.
SharePoint Online modern pages offer a useful feature called page anchor links that allows users to create links to specific sections on a page, making it easier to navigate through long pages. Let’s dive into how you can add page anchor links to enhance your SharePoint experience.
To begin, navigate to the SharePoint page where you want to add the anchor links. In edit mode, use the text web part to create a subheading or section title that you want to link to. Format the subheading with heading styles, such as H3 or H4, to give it visual prominence and help users identify the different sections of the page.
Once you have formatted the subheadings, publish the page to generate the anchor link URLs. To copy the link, right-click on the subheading and select “Copy link address” or a similar option, depending on your browser. Alternatively, you can open the published page, click on the subheading, and copy the URL from the address bar.
After copying the link, go back to the edit mode of the SharePoint page. Select the text that you want to turn into an anchor link. Click on the link icon in the toolbar, usually represented by a chain symbol, and paste the copied link into the URL field. Save your changes, and now, when users click on the linked text, they will be automatically directed to the corresponding section on the page.