See the bookmarks in a document

By default, Word does not display bookmarks added to your document. To see them, follow these steps.

  1. Click File > Options > Advanced.

  2. Under Show document content, select Show bookmarks and then click OK.

    Word Options


    • If you add a bookmark to a block of text or an image (or any other item), the bookmark appears in brackets:
      Bookmark indicated by brackets

    • If you didn’t select anything when you added the bookmark (meaning you just placed your cursor in an area), the bookmark appears as an I-beam:
      Bookmark indicated by an I-Beam .

If you’re having problems with bookmarks, we can help you troubleshoot them.

To learn how to add bookmarks, see Add or delete bookmarks in a Word document or Outlook message.

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