Use bookmarks

A bookmark identifies a specific word, section, or location in your document that you name and identify for future reference. For example, you might create a bookmark to identify text that you want to revise at a later time. Instead of scrolling through the document to locate the text, you can quickly go to it by using a bookmark.

Do any of the following:

Add a bookmark

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. Click where you want to insert a bookmark.

  3. On the Insert menu, click Bookmark.

  4. Under Bookmark name, type or select a name.

    Note: Bookmark names must begin with a letter, can be up to 40 characters long, and cannot contain any spaces. Bookmarks may contain letters, numbers, or underscores ( _ ).

  5. Click Add.

Go to a bookmark

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. On the Edit menu, point to Find, and then click Go To.

  3. In the Go to what list, click Bookmark.

  4. On the Enter bookmark name pop-up menu, click the bookmark that you want, click Go To, and then click Close.

Show bookmarks in a document

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences, and then under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click View  View Preferences button .

    Note: To open Word Preferences, you must have a document open.

  2. Under Show, select the Bookmarks check box.

    Note: Bookmarks that are assigned to an item appear in brackets ([ ]). Bookmarks that are assigned to a location appear as an I-beam. The brackets and the I-beam do not print.

Delete a bookmark

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. On the Insert menu, click Bookmark.

  3. Click the name of the bookmark that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click Close.

    Tip: To delete both the bookmark and the text or object that is associated with that bookmark, in the document, select the text or object, and then press DELETE .

See also

Create or update a cross-reference

Create, edit, or remove a hyperlink

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