Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. 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: Printing a Bookmark List with Contents.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 14, 2017)
Alberto uses bookmarks extensively in his documents. He would like to be able to print out a list of all the bookmarks in a document, along with any text that each bookmark may contain.
In other issues of WordTips there have been various macros that allow the printing of a list of bookmarks in a document. Those macros, however, fell short of actually printing the contents of the bookmarks. This macro will actually print the contents:
Sub PrintBookMarks() Dim B As Bookmark Selection.TypeParagraph Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak Selection.TypeText Text:="Bookmark list for " Selection.TypeText Text:=ActiveDocument.Name Selection.TypeParagraph For Each B In ActiveDocument.Bookmarks Selection.TypeText Text:=B.Name Selection.TypeParagraph Selection.TypeText Text:=B.Range.Text Selection.TypeParagraph Selection.TypeParagraph Next B Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak End Sub
The key here is to print the .Range.Text property of each bookmark. Of course, if a bookmark doesn't contain a range of text (perhaps it marks a singular location in a document), then nothing will print for that particular bookmark.
There are also some third-party utilities that may be helpful in managing your bookmarks (including printing them out). One such utility is called Word uTIlities, and you can find it here:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12228) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing a Bookmark List with Contents.
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