When I try to add a bookmark, add is greyed out.


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Guest

In my Word document, I had prior bookmarks. I have edited the document, and
I want to keep the same names for the bookmarks, but change the location. I
tried removing the old bookmark and adding a new one, but "add" is greyed
out. Suggestions? Thanks!
 
J

Jay Freedman

faisan10 said:
In my Word document, I had prior bookmarks. I have edited the
document, and I want to keep the same names for the bookmarks, but
change the location. I tried removing the old bookmark and adding a
new one, but "add" is greyed out. Suggestions? Thanks!
The Add button stays greyed out until you enter a valid bookmark name. The
name must begin with a letter, and it can't contain any spaces or
punctuation other than an underscore. So double-check what you're typing to
make sure it's exactly the same as the old name.

By the way, you don't have to delete the old bookmark first. If you select
some different text and open the dialog, select some existing name from the
list, and click Add, it will immediately relocate the bookmark to the new
text. That will prevent typing errors.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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G

Guest

Thanks, Jay, but I believe my bookmark name is valid (i.e., I.0.1) It's too
late to not delete some of the old bookmarks. It's a 125-page document that
has been edited and pasted and is pretty much a mess as far as the bookmarks
go. They have been pasted over. The hyperlinks point to the wrong places. I
get messages "The bookmark name is not valid." I try to make new bookmarks,
and if the bookmark isn't already there, it doesn't give me an option to save
the new name. The "add" button is greyed out.

Thanks for your help.

Joan
 
T

Tony Jollans

I.0.1 is not a valid bookmark name. It rather sounds like your document is
in a mess! Is it possible that you have, in the past, used some AddIn that
provides extra bookmark functionality? Some sort of front end that allows
bookmark names that Word doesn't and then translates them behind the scenes,
perhaps?
 
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G

Guest

OK, I got the answer from a techie friend. You're right: I.0.1 is no longer
a valid name, although it was when the document was created. I have gone
through and corrected them to "I01", etc.

Thanks. :)

Joan
 

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