Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 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: Deleting a Bookmark.

Deleting a Bookmark

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 11, 2020)

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After working with a document for a time, you may discover bookmarks that you no longer need. As you delete text that contains a bookmark, the bookmark is automatically deleted. However, if you want to explicitly delete a bookmark, you can follow these steps:

  1. Display the Insert tab of the ribbon.
  2. Click the Bookmark tool in the Links group. Word displays the Bookmark dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Bookmark dialog box.

  4. Select the name of the bookmark you want to delete.
  5. Click on Delete. (The Cancel button changes to Close.)
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each bookmark you want to delete.
  7. Click on Close.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (8723) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Deleting a Bookmark.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is three less than 9?

2020-01-20 04:09:48

Richard Curtis

Is there a limit to the number of bookmarks in a document?


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