When exporting an Org file to HTML all internal links of the form [[link]] are given section indicators of the form X.Y.Z. This makes sentences in which words have been linked unreadable.


* some
A some is also a [[thing]].
* thing


Exporting the above to HTML (C-c C-e h o) shows the following sentence in HTML: "A some is also a <a>2</a>."

Desired output

"A some is also a <a>thing</a>."

  • I am a little confused by your question. I understand your X.Y.Z example but I'm unclear on what output you want. Would you update your question with some examples I can copy and paste into emacs for testing? Something like Input, Output and Desired Output.
    – Melioratus
    Aug 6, 2017 at 20:42
  • @Melioratus I have added an example along these lines. I hope the problem is clearer now? Aug 6, 2017 at 20:59

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Try writing your links in the Org document as [[thing][thing]]. This will create the link with the expected name.

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