How to Make a Bookmark in Word 2007

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Bookmarks are a useful tool in Word 2007 for identifying key words, phrases and locations within a document in such a way that these words, phrases and locations can be easily found at a later time. Bookmarks are also useful for creating cross-references and can be used as the target of hyperlinks within a document. Bookmarks are easy to include in Word 2007.

Things You'll Need

  • Word 2007
  • Word processing document compatible with Word 2007

Making a Bookmark

  • Open an existing document in Word 2007. Alternatively type up a new one.

  • Place the cursor at the location in the document where the bookmark should be inserted. Alternatively, select a word or phrase you wish the bookmark to reference.

  • Select "Bookmark" from the "Insert" tab in the "Links" group. The "Bookmark" dialog will appear.

  • Type a name for the bookmark in the "Bookmark name:" field. The bookmark name must start with a letter, contain only numbers, letters and underscores and contain no spaces.

  • Save the file when you're done making edits. Close the file once you are done with it.

Tips & Warnings

  • -Add as many bookmarks as you require.
  • -Bookmark names must be unique.
  • -If a bookmark name is reused, the original bookmark will be deleted without warning and inserted at the new location.
  • -Make the bookmark names human-readable. Since spaces are not allowed, use the underscore character ("_") instead.

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