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A macro to add, delete, and find hidden and non-hidden bookmarks in Word
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The following sample macros can be used to add, delete, and find hidden and non-hidden bookmarks in Word for Windows documents using Visual Basic for Applications.
WARNING: Microsoft Word uses hidden bookmarks for table of contents entries, cross-references, and captions. After stripping the hidden bookmarks from a document with cross-references, and then updating fields, all the references are lost. In their place you get one of the following error messages: "Error! Reference source not found" or "Error! Bookmark not defined."
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. You can use one of the following methods to strip bookmarks from a Word document by using Visual Basic for Applications.
Method 1: Code to Strip All Bookmarks from a Document
Method 2: Code to Strip Only Hidden Bookmarks from a Document
Method 3: Code to Add a Hidden BookmarkThe following code adds a bookmark named "_HiddenBookmark1" to a document at the location of the insertion point or selection.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/201945/ )The Add button is unavailable in the Bookmark dialog box
Article ID: 184041 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.2