What is a bookmark in Microsoft Word? How to create and delete bookmarks in Word? This article from MiniTool shows you detailed information about it and the step-by-step guide to help you manage bookmarks in Microsoft Word proficiency.

What Is a Bookmark in Microsoft Word

Word bookmarks are like physical bookmarks sandwiched in a paper book. Using bookmarks in Word can help you quickly navigate to a specific location in a long document without scrolling the text page by page. Here the post introduces how to manage bookmarks in Microsoft Word, including how to add, delete, show bookmarks, and so on.

How to Manage Bookmarks in Microsoft Word

How to Add/Remove Bookmarks in Microsoft Word

Add a bookmark in Word:

The major steps to add a bookmark in Word are as follows:

Step 1: Select the text or image you want to add as a bookmark.

Step 2: Under the Insert section, click Bookmark.

select the button to add a bookmark

Step 3: Type a name for the bookmark in the input box and click Add.

set up a name for the bookmark

Tip: The bookmark name must be 1 to 40 characters long, and must start with a letter. It can only contain numbers, letters, or underscore characters, without spaces.

Remove a bookmark in Word:

Sometimes you may add a bookmark by mistake, or you no longer need a bookmark. In these situations, you can delete the bookmark at any time according to the steps below:

Step 1: Open a Word document and go to Insert > Bookmark.

Step 2: Choose the bookmark you want to delete and click Delete.

select the button to delete a bookmark

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How to Add/Remove a Link to a Bookmark in Microsoft Word

Add a link to a bookmark:

Adding a link to a bookmark allows you to quickly access bookmarked information, which is very convenient. Here is the tutorial to add a link to a bookmark.

Step 1: Select the text or image you want to add a link to the bookmark.

Step 2: Right-click to select Link (You can also press the key combinations Ctrl + K or add the link from the Insert tab of the ribbon).

Step 3: Move to the Place in This Document tab and select a bookmarked place for the link. Then click OK.

select a bookmarked place for the link

Step 4: Holding down the Ctrl key and clicking the link in Word, you can directly navigate to the target bookmark.

Remove a link to a bookmark:

Removing a bookmark link is easier than adding a link to a bookmark. If you don't want to link a certain part of the content to the bookmark, you can right-click the text and select Remove Hyperlink.

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How to Show Bookmarks in Microsoft Word

By default, bookmarks will not have a special mark in Word. You can only see the bookmarks list after clicking the Bookmark under the Insert tab. How to make bookmarks visible in Word? Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open a Word document and go to File > Options > Advanced.

Step 2: Under the Advanced tab, scroll down to check Show bookmarks and click OK (Unchecking it if you do not want to show bookmarks in Word).

check the option of Show bookmarks

How to Access Bookmarks in Microsoft Word

In Word, there is a feature called Go To which allows you to jump to a page, section, line, and so on from any location in Word. Likewise, this feature also allows jumping directly to bookmarks. Here are how to achieve this function.

Step 1: Press the Ctrl + G keyboard combination in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Under the Go To tab, select Bookmark under Go to what.

Step 3: Type or select a bookmark name in the input box on the right side and click Go To.

select a bookmark and click the button to find it

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Wrapping Things Up

In short, this article introduces how to manage bookmarks in Microsoft Word. Hope you can find the information you want here. For more information and usage guidelines in Word, please visit MiniTool News Center.

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