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: Reusing a Bookmark.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 2, 2016)
As you learn in other issues of WordTips, bookmarks allow you to assign names to text or to positions in your document. In this way you locate them easily, just like when you put a physical bookmark in a book to save your place. To reuse a bookmark you previously defined, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Bookmark dialog box.
You aren't, of course, adding a new bookmark. Word recognizes the existing name that you selected in step 3 and then redefines it to point to the selected item or position from step 1.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1016) 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: Reusing a Bookmark.
Learning Made Easy! Quickly teach yourself how to format, publish, and share your content using Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Check out Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step today!
When creating a macro, you may need to determine the names of the bookmarks in the document. You can do this using the ...Discover More
Tables are a great way to organize information in a document. At some point you may want a cell in a table to contain the ...Discover More
Need to know what bookmarks are defined in a document? Here's a macro that creates a list of all your bookmarks so that ...Discover More
Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.