Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Helping Readers Navigate Your Document
Jumping to a bookmark
After you’ve inserted a bookmark, here’s how to jump to it:
1. SelectInsert ➝ Bookmark(Alt,N,K).
The Bookmark dialog box opens. This time, instead of adding a new bookmark,
you’ll go to an existing one.
2. From the list of bookmarks, find the one you want. Select it and click the
Word whisks you off to the bookmark.
Tip: Here’s another way to jump to a bookmark. Press the F5 key to open the Find and Replace dialog
box with the Go To tab selected. In the “Go to what” drop-down list, select Bookmark, and then select a
bookmark from the “Enter bookmark name” list. (Or you can type in a bookmark name here.) Click Go To,
and you’re there.
Deleting a bookmark
You can have as many bookmarks as you want in a document. But if you find that the
bookmarks list is getting a little crowded, making it harder to find a specific
bookmark, just delete any old bookmarks you no longer use. Open the Bookmarks dialog
box (Insert ➝ Bookmark or Alt, N, K), select the bookmark you no longer want from
the list of bookmarks, and then click Delete. The bookmark disappears from the list
and from your document.
In a printed book like this one, a cross-reference directs you to a specific figure, page,
section, or chapter; it’s up to you to flip the pages to get there. When you insert a
cross-reference into a Word document, though, someone who’s reading the
document on a computer can jump to whatever you’ve cross-referenced simply by pressing
the Ctrl key as he clicks the cross-reference. Word keeps track of cross-references so
they’re always current, even if you add, delete, or move material after you’ve created
You’ve got tons of options for cross-references, which can point to any of these items
in your document:
• Bookmark. As explained earlier, a bookmark marks a specific location in the
text. Bookmarks are great for creating cross-references, because you can stick
them anywhere. If you want your cross-reference to jump to an element that’s
not on this list—a glossary definition, for example, or a particular word or
sentence—just bookmark that element and then create a cross-reference to the