How to Create Bookmarks in MS Word

If you are struggling with creating bookmarks in MS Word and want to know “How to Create Bookmarks in MS Word” then read this blog post. Here, I tell you how to create bookmarks in MS Word – a step by step process. However, before that, lets have a brief introduction to Bookmarks.

An Introduction to Bookmarks in MS Word

Bookmark in a word document is used to quickly identify a location or text within the document. In other words, we can say that bookmarks are used to quickly navigate within the word document instead of scrolling down.

Creating bookmarks is beneficial in large documents with multiple areas to visit constantly. This is beneficial for both – the one, who creates the document and the one, who receives the document. Both can use the bookmarks for quick navigation in the document. However, the person creating the document must have knowledge about creating bookmarks and the person receiving the document, must have knowledge about accessing the bookmarks. This article describes the process of creating and accessing the Bookmarks in Word 2007.

How to Create Bookmarks in MS Word

To create a bookmark, you first need to identify the location or text where you want to quickly navigate. If you have no idea about where you want to move, then you cannot create bookmark. Once you have identified the location or text, execute the following steps to create bookmark:

Step 1: Select the Insert tab.

Step 2: Place the cursor at the location where you want to create the bookmark or select the text where you want to navigate in the document.

Step 3: Click the Bookmark option in the Links group. The “Bookmark” dialog box appears.

Step 4: Type a name for the bookmark in the Bookmark field and click the Add button. While typing name for the bookmark, you have to make sure that the bookmark name does not contain blank space. However, you can use Underscore (_) in the name. For example, you want to keep the bookmark name as ThirdHeading then you can keep it as Third_Heading.

Step 5: Repeat the steps 2 to 4 to create as many as bookmarks you need to create.

How to Access Bookmarks in MS Word

Accessing bookmarks in a Word document is much easier than creating them. To access bookmarks in a Word document, execute the following steps:

Step 1: Open the document where you want to access bookmarks.

Step 2: Select the Insert tab.

Step 3: Click the Bookmark option in the Links group. The “Bookmark” dialog box appears.

Step 4: In the dialog box, you will see a list of the bookmarks. Select the one that you want to access.

Step 5: Select the Sort By option. Available Sort By options are – Name and Position.

Step 6: After selecting the Sort By option, click the Go To button.

Step 7: As you click the Go To button, you are navigated to the selected bookmark in the document.

This is How to Create Bookmarks in MS Word and How to Access Bookmarks in MS Word. I hope this post is a help.

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