How to add, remove, and access a bookmark in Microsoft Word

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Bookmark

In Microsoft Word, you can bookmark a word, paragraph, table, chart, or image. Adding a bookmark in a document provides a shortcut to information you want to reference again later. A bookmark saves you time and frustration by not needing to look at every page to find that one important detail or very helpful chart. If you no longer need a bookmark, you can remove it at any time.

Select a link below for help and steps on how to add, remove, and access bookmarks in Microsoft Word documents.

Add a bookmark in Microsoft Word

To add or insert a bookmark in a Microsoft Word document, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a Microsoft Word document.
  2. Find and highlight the words or object where you want to add a bookmark.
  1. In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.
  2. On the Insert tab, click the Bookmark option in the Links section.

Microsoft Word - Bookmark option

  1. In the Bookmark window, enter a name for the bookmark in the Bookmark name text field.
  2. Click the Add button to add the bookmark.
  3. Click the Close button to close the Bookmark window.

Microsoft Word - add bookmark

Access a bookmark in Microsoft Word

To access or go to a bookmark in a Microsoft Word document, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Microsoft Word document containing the bookmark you want to access.
  2. In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.
  3. On the Insert tab, click the Bookmark option in the Links section.

Microsoft Word - Bookmark option

  1. In the Bookmark window, below the Bookmark name text field, select the bookmark you want to access.
  2. Click the Go To button to access that bookmark.
  3. Click the Close button to close the Bookmark window.

Microsoft Word - go to bookmark

Note

As shown in the image above, the Close button is a Cancel button until the Go To option is selected.

Remove a bookmark in Microsoft Word

To remove or delete a bookmark in a Microsoft Word document, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Microsoft Word document containing the bookmark you want to remove.
  2. In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.
  3. On the Insert tab, click the Bookmark option in the Links section.

Microsoft Word - Bookmark option

  1. In the Bookmark window, below the Bookmark name text field, select the bookmark you want to remove.
  2. Click the Delete button to remove that bookmark.
  3. Click the Close button to close the Bookmark window.

Microsoft Word - delete bookmark

Note

As shown in the image above, the Close button appears as a Cancel button until the Delete option is clicked.