Working with long documents is not always easy. Most of us will agree that it is really difficult to return to a specific location, especially while working on long documents. There is an amazing solution provided by Word which is called as Bookmarks.

 

A bookmark identifies a location or a selection of text that you can name and identify for future reference. The functionality is similar to that of physical bookmarks placed in a book. Bookmarks allow you to assign names to text or to positions in your document. In Word, bookmarks are saved with the document file. A bookmark helps you to identify text that you want to revise at a later time. Instead of scrolling through the entire document to locate the text, you can go to it by using the Bookmark dialog box.

 

To add a Bookmark in the Word document:

Step 1:

Select the text or item to which you want to assign a bookmark, or click where you want to insert a bookmark.

 

Step 2:

On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Bookmark.

Step 3:

Under Bookmark name, type or select a name and then Click Add. The bookmark will be added to the document.

 

Note:

  • Names must begin with a letter of the alphabet
  • Names can contain only letters, numbers, and the underscore
  • Names cannot contain spaces or punctuation marksTo display the Bookmark in the Word document:

    Inorder to show the bookmarks which have been added to the document, Open the word document, go to File Tab and click Options. Under Options selectAdvanced. Under Advanced optionsgo to Show document Content and place a checkmark on Show Bookmarks. Click OK to save the changes to the document.

    To go to a specific Bookmark:

    Step 1:

    On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Bookmark.

    Step 2:

    Click either Name or Location to sort the list of bookmarks in the document.

    Step 3:

    Click the name of the bookmark that you want to go to. Click Go to.