Word: Show BookmarksMarch 3, 2011
I can’t believe I haven’t written a separate blog post on how to show bookmarks in Microsoft Word before now! Surprisingly, showing bookmarks is NOT part of showing all formatting marks or fields — it’s a separate setting.
Here’s how to show bookmarked text in your Word document (see https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/word-cross-reference-goes-onto-next-page/ for screen shots):
- Word 2003: Tools > Options > View tab, Show group, Bookmarks check box.
- Word 2007: Office button , click Word Options then Advanced on the left. Scroll down to the Show document content section, and select the Show bookmarks check box.
- Word 2010: File > Options then Advanced on the left. Scroll down to the Show document content section, and select the Show bookmarks check box.
And here’s what bookmarked text looks like when Show Bookmarks is turned on — the bookmarked selection is surrounded by light gray square brackets:
[Links last checked February 2011]