Creating and using bookmarks in MS Word 2021

In MS Word 2021, bookmarks are useful for marking a specific location in a document. Bookmarks can be used to easily navigate to a particular section of a document, or to create hyperlinks to that section. Here’s how to create and use bookmarks in MS Word 2021.

Creating a Bookmark

  1. First, place the cursor at the location in the document where you want to create the bookmark.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab on the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. In the “Links” section, click on the “Bookmark” button. This will open the “Bookmark” dialog box.
  4. In the “Bookmark” dialog box, enter a name for the bookmark in the “Bookmark name” field. The name should be short, but descriptive.
  5. Click “Add” to create the bookmark.

Navigating to a Bookmark

  1. Click on the “View” tab on the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  2. In the “Show” section, check the box next to “Navigation pane.” This will open the Navigation pane on the left side of the screen.
  3. In the Navigation pane, click on the “Headings” tab.
  4. In the “Headings” tab, you will see a list of all the headings in the document. Any bookmarks you have created will also appear in this list.
  5. Click on the bookmark you want to navigate to, and Word will take you directly to that location in the document.

Creating a Hyperlink to a Bookmark

  1. Select the text or object that you want to turn into a hyperlink.
  2. Right-click on the selected text or object, and click on “Hyperlink” in the context menu. This will open the “Insert Hyperlink” dialog box.
  3. In the “Insert Hyperlink” dialog box, click on the “Place in This Document” option on the left.
  4. In the “Place in This Document” section, select the bookmark you want to link to.
  5. Click “OK” to create the hyperlink.

Bookmarks are a useful tool for navigating long documents, and can help you quickly find the information you need. By using hyperlinks to bookmarks, you can also create a more interactive document that makes it easier for readers to find what they are looking for.

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