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.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 17, 2015)
Word provides a very powerful bookmark facility that allows you to assign names to either individual positions in your document or to text selections. As you work more with Word, and particularly in long documents, it would be helpful to periodically print a list of bookmarks. Unfortunately, Word does not provide an automatic method of printing bookmarks, as it does with other document-related information. The quickest way to print a bookmark list is to just insert the list in your document and then print it. The following VBA macro inserts the bookmark list at the insertion point:
Sub BkMarkList() Dim J as Integer Selection.TypeParagraph Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak Selection.TypeText Text:="Bookmark list for " Selection.TypeText Text:=ActiveDocument.Name Selection.TypeParagraph For J = 1 To ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Count Selection.TypeText Text:=Chr(9) Selection.TypeText Text:=ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(J).Name Selection.TypeParagraph Next J Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak End Sub
When you run the macro, a heading indicating the name of the file will be inserted, followed by each bookmark in the file. These will be in alphabetic order. The bookmark list has a column break before it and after it, as well. You can then print out the single page that contains the bookmark list. When you are done printing, you can delete the bookmark list.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1019) 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.
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