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A bookmark in Word works like a bookmark you might place in a book: it marks a place that you want to find again easily. You can enter as many bookmarks as you want in your document or Outlook message, and you can give each one a unique name so they’re easy to identify.

To add a bookmark, you first mark the bookmark location in your document. After that, you can jump to the location or add links to it within your document or Outlook message. You can also delete bookmarks from a document or Outlook message.

Bookmark the location

  1. Select text, a picture, or a place in your document where you want to insert a bookmark.

  2. Click Insert > Bookmark.

    The Bookmark icon is highlighted on the Insert tab

  3. Under Bookmark name, type a name and click Add.

    Note:  Bookmark names need to begin with a letter. They can include both numbers and letters, but not spaces. If you need to separate words, you can use an underscore ( _ )—for example, First_heading.

Go to the bookmarked location

After creating your bookmarks, you can add links to them within your document or jump to them at any time.

Jump to a bookmark

Type Ctrl+G to open the Go To tab in the Find and Replace box. Under Go to what, click Bookmark. Enter or select the bookmark name, and then click Go To.

The Go to tab in the Find and Replace box is shown.

Link to a bookmark

You can also add hyperlinks that will take you to a bookmarked location in the same document.

  1. Select the text or object you want to use as a hyperlink.

  2. Right-click and then click Hyperlink Hyperlink button.

  3. Under Link to, click Place in This Document.

  4. In the list, select the heading or bookmark that you want to link to.

    Note:  To customize the Screen Tip that appears when you rest the pointer over the hyperlink, click ScreenTip, and then type the text that you want.

  5. Click OK.

If you’re having any issues or problems with bookmarks, read about the various techniques to troubleshoot bookmarks.

Delete a bookmark

  1. Click Insert > Bookmark.

  2. Click either Name or Location to sort the list of bookmarks in the document.

  3. Click the name of the bookmark you want to delete, and then click Delete.

  4. If you have inserted a hyperlink to the deleted bookmark, right-click the linked text and then click Remove Hyperlink.

Note: To delete both the bookmark and the bookmarked item (such as a block of text or other element), select the item, and then press Delete.

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