The seldom used Bookmark feature of Microsoft Word is a simple yet very groovy feature which few take advantage of. Setting up bookmarks in documents is really handy when trying to keep track of where you left off reading (long contracts???) or to keep track of important information in long documents. They are very customizable and easy to manage.
The process is pretty much the same for both Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 but today we will show you a quick Video using Word 2010 as well as our typical Step-by-Step Tutorial with screenshots.
If you don’t feel like reading, here’s the screencast:
Step 1 – Select The Text
Open up your document and select the text that you’d like to Bookmark.
Step 2 – Creating a Bookmark
Click Insert and then Bookmark.
Now give your bookmark a name (no spaces allowed!) and Click Add.
Step 3 – Saving Your Document
Make sure that you save your document before you close it, otherwise it won’t be there next time you open up the document (obviously). Press Ctrl + S to save or simply Press the diskette icon in the Quick Access Toolbar.
Step 4 – Accessing Your Bookmark
The next time you open up your document you’d probably want to access your Bookmark to see where you left off from. Start off by going into Insert > Bookmark again.
Now, Select the bookmark you’d like to view and Click Go To, then Press Close to close the Bookmark dialog. Once you return to your document, you’ll see that the text you highlighted will now be highlighted again and you’ll be able to continue right where you left off from.
I told ya it was simple! Questions? Comments? Got a cool trick for Word 2010 you want to share? Drop a note below or join the conversation in our Forum!