by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 28, 2013)
Bookmarks allow you to mark places (locations) in your document. They are called bookmarks because they function much like physical bookmarks do in the real world. In Docs bookmarks are used to define targets for links so that you can easily jump from one location in the document to another. (Bookmarks in Docs bear little resemblance to the functionality provided by bookmarks in other word processing programs, such as Word.)
To insert a bookmark, follow these steps:
Figure 1. A bookmark added to a document.
The bookmark indicators (the ribbons) are helpful in determining exactly where bookmarks are located. You can click on one of the ribbons and Docs displays a small dotted line that marks the location of the bookmark within that line.
A word of warning with bookmarks: they can move! If you define a bookmark and then move the text which contains that bookmark, the bookmark moves with the text. In other words, the bookmark is tied to the text itself, not the location at which the text originally was located.
For a bookmark to be of any use, you need to define a link that references the bookmark. You can define the link to the bookmark in this manner:
Figure 2. Using a bookmark as the target for a link.
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