Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Creating an Index Entry for a Range of Pages.
Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 14, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365
If you have ever created an index before, you know that it is possible for an index reference to refer to a range of pages. Word makes this type of index entry easy through the use of bookmarks. To do this, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Mark Index Entry dialog box.
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