How to Insert a Bookmark in Google Docs

When you are working with a large document in Google Docs, you may find yourself in a situation where you would like to link to another part of the document. This can be accomplished with the help of the Bookmark feature in the application.

Our tutorial below will show you how to create a bookmark in Google Docs, which you can then link to from a different part of the document. Then, when someone is reading the document on their computer, they will be able to click the link you created and navigate to the bookmark.

Adding a Bookmark in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other Web browsers like Firefox or Edge.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the file to which you want to add the bookmark.

Step 2: Click at the point in the document where you wish to create the bookmark.

how to create a bookmark in google docs

Step 3: Select the Insert tab at the top of the window, then click the Bookmark option.

inserting a bookmark in google docs

How to Link to a Bookmark in a Google Docs Document

Now that you have created your first bookmark, it’s time to create a link in the document that readers can click to navigate to the bookmark.

Step 1: Select the text in the document to which you wish to add the link.

choose the anchor text for the link

Step 2: Click the Insert link button in the toolbar above the document.

click the insert link button

Step 3: Select the Bookmarks dropdown link, then click the bookmark you created. You can then click the Apply button to create the link.

link to a bookmark in google docs

Is there a part of your document that has a lot of formatting you don’t want? Find out how to quickly remove formatting in Google Docs so that you don’t need to change a bunch of individual settings.

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