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If you think of a real-life bookmark, it's some kind of marker that you'd use to remember your place in the book that you might be reading. Imagine how long it would take for you to find your place if you didn't have it. Well a bookmark in Microsoft Word is similar except you may want to use many bookmarks in one document to help you find many spots and you can. Imagine a document that needed some editing and maybe 8 different spots throughout the document. You could bookmark those spot, so when you come back to the document, you simply move from one bookmark to another, making your changes.
Let's create a couple and try this out. First we need to open up the document, so we'll go to the Office button, click Open. Navigate to the lesson 19 folder, that's where to find recipes 19F. Give that one a click and then Open. Right, so we've seen this recipe book before, this document. We're just going to scroll quickly now down to page 5. Right up here under ingredients, you can see we've got some editing to do. We've got X cups of sugar, we've got to figure out how many cups sugar going here. So let's highlight the X, we'll just click and drag over it so it's selected and now we'll go up to our Insert tab here, and this would be a good place to insert the bookmark.
So we go over here to the Links group and click Bookmark. We give our bookmark a name, so let's call it Edit 1, so this will be our first edit. And notice when I hit a space, my Add button went away. Bookmarks can't use spaces, so we're going to put in an edit and the number one, just like that. I'll add that and it gets added to my list and I don't see anything on my actual document, but I'll use my Bookmark button to move around in a bit. Right now though, let's add another one. So we'll scroll down a couple of pages and we're going to come down here to page 7, where it says "garnish with." You can see we've got some more editing to do.
But we're not to select any text here, we're just going to insert the bookmark right there. So we click the Bookmark button, going to call this one Edit2, our second place to go and edit some text, and we'll click Add. All right, there we go. So it's been added. Now for moving around our bookmarks. We click the Bookmark button, we see a list of our bookmarks that can be sorted by name or by location. I'll click on Edit1 and I'll click the Go To button and it will take me right there. Notice that my text is selected, so I'm going to close this up, and I'll type right over that, the number.
So I found that, it's actually 2 cups of sugar, so I type 2, it disappears. Now when I go to Bookmark, check this out. Edit1 is gone and that's because I typed over the selected text. Perfect. I didn't need it anymore anyway. Let's go to Edit2. We'll click the Go To button to take us there. Close this up. And let's just type in what we're going to garnish this with, so I'll just type in a little bit of text here. "Crushed pecans" and a period. Perfect.
Now if I go up to the Bookmark button, you'll notice Edit2 is still there. It's still there because we didn't actually type over any text. So if we no longer need it, we just click the Delete button. And it's gone/ We click Close to close this up and our documents been edited. So you can imagine, if you had many, many bookmarks, how much time you can save. And it's good to know that you can also sort them by either location or by name. Next we're going to explore the advantages of using thumbnails or a document map.
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