Drawing of a document with a physical bookmark ribbon.

Creating Bookmarks in Word

Keep up with the class using Bookmarks with JAWS in Word.

When reading long documents, especially educational text, tech power users will place bookmarks in strategic places in order to easily jump back to these areas. Choose a unique name for each bookmark so that each one is easy to identify. You may enter as many bookmarks in a document as you want.

Teacher’s Hint: Your student can place a temporary bookmark at the end of class. This bookmark may help the student quickly find his/her place in the text the next day. If the bookmark is not needed after the next class, remove it. Leave the bookmark if the student organizes notes by day – the bookmark may be beneficial when reviewing notes.

TSVIs should introduce bookmarks early with shorter passages as a way to navigate quickly to desired areas. This skill is also applicable to adding bookmarks in a book.

Creating a bookmark in Word using the Ribbon

Are you – the teacher – using bookmarks? Here are the steps to creating bookmarks in Word (without a screen reader).

Ribbon in word with arrows pointing to Insert and Bookmark tabs.
Screenshot of the Bookmark dialog box

To delete a bookmark

Jump to the Bookmark

Screenshot of the Bookmark dialog box

Creating a Bookmark in Word with JAWS

Efficient screen reader users will use keystrokes instead of the Ribbon. This is much more efficient for students who use a screen reader!

Jump to the Bookmark in Word with JAWS

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