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Printing a Bookmark List with Contents

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Printing a Bookmark List with Contents.

Alberto uses bookmarks extensively in his documents. He would like to be able to print out a list of all the bookmarks in a document, along with any text that each bookmark may contain.

In other issues of WordTips there have been various macros that allow the printing of a list of bookmarks in a document. Those macros, however, fell short of actually printing the contents of the bookmarks. This macro will actually print the contents:

Sub PrintBookMarks()
    Dim B As Bookmark

    Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak
    Selection.TypeText Text:="Bookmark list for "
    Selection.TypeText Text:=ActiveDocument.Name
    For Each B In ActiveDocument.Bookmarks
        Selection.TypeText Text:=B.Name
        Selection.TypeText Text:=B.Range.Text
    Next B
 Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak
End Sub

The key here is to print the .Range.Text property of each bookmark. Of course, if a bookmark doesn't contain a range of text (perhaps it marks a singular location in a document), then nothing will print for that particular bookmark.

There are also some third-party utilities that may be helpful in managing your bookmarks (including printing them out). One such utility is called Word uTIlities, and you can find it here:


WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (3823) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Printing a Bookmark List with Contents.

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Comments for this tip:

Harold Druss    27 Oct 2012, 08:17
I think Alberto meant he wanted to create a NEW document. Putting all that info in the ACTIVE DOCUMENT does not seem useful.

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