Shortcut to Display Bookmarks

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 28, 2015)

Susan does quite a bit of work with bookmarks in her documents. To help her do her work more efficiently, she would like to turn on/off the display of bookmarks without having to go to the Word Options dialog box every time.

This is rather easy to do using what is effectively a single-line macro:

Sub ToggleBookmarks()
    ActiveWindow.View.ShowBookmarks = _
      Not ActiveWindow.View.ShowBookmarks
End Sub

This macro can easily be assigned to a shortcut key or to a button on the Quick Access Toolbar. Either way, it toggles the setting of the bookmarks in the current window. (It affects only the current window.)

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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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