Add bookmarks to your document in Pages

Learn how to add bookmarks and link to sections of your document.

A bookmark identifies part of your document that you might want to reference. After you add bookmarks to your document, you can create links that give readers one-click access to that information. If you use paragraph styles in your document, Pages will automatically suggest bookmarks and streamline the process.

Use bookmarks and links in Pages for Mac

Before you start, make sure to update Pages to the most recent version available in the Mac App Store.

Add a bookmark

  1. Click to put your insertion point before where you want to add a bookmark in the body text, or select the body text you want to bookmark.
  2. Click , then click the Bookmarks tab.
    If you don’t see the Bookmarks tab, your document might be a page layout document, which can’t use bookmarks.
  3. Click Add Bookmark. The bookmark appears in the Bookmarks list. 

Anytime a reader clicks on a bookmark in the Bookmarks list, Pages automatically takes them to that place in the document.

When you edit text in your document that’s bookmarked, the name of the related bookmark is updated automatically. If you want to give a bookmark a nickname, double-click the bookmark in the Bookmarks list and enter the new name.

If you want to remove a bookmark, click on the Bookmark and press Delete on your keyboard.

Link to a bookmark

  1. Select the text that you want to turn into a link. 
  2. Control-click on the selected text. Choose Add Link > Bookmark.
  3. Make sure the Link to pop-up menu has Bookmark selected.
  4. Click the Bookmark pop-up menu, then choose the bookmark you want to link to. Pages suggests bookmarks based on the paragraph styles you used in your document.
  5. Click Go to Bookmark. The document jumps to the linked bookmark's location.

You can track the link to each bookmark in the Bookmarks list. Control-click on the bookmark name, then choose Go to Link.

If you want to remove a link, control-click on the link, then choose Edit Link. Click Remove.
 

Change the paragraph styles used for suggested bookmarks

Pages suggests bookmarks based on the paragraph styles you use in your document. You can identify your preferred paragraph styles so that Pages makes the best suggestions for your document. 

  1. Select the text you want to turn into a link. 
  2. Control-click on the selected text. Choose Add Link > Bookmark.
  3. Make sure the Link to pop-up menu has Bookmark selected.
  4. Click the Bookmark pop-up menu and choose Set Up Suggestions. If you’ve set up Suggestions in the past, choose Manage Suggestions.
  5. Select the Paragraph Styles you want Pages to automatically suggest for you in the Bookmark pop-up menu. Click Done.

Use bookmarks and links in Pages for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Before you start, make sure to update Pages to the most recent version available in the App Store.

Add a bookmark

Tap to put your insertion point before where you want to add a bookmark in the body text, or select the body text you want to bookmark. 

  • On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap Insert. You might need to tap  to see Insert. Choose Bookmark.
  • On your iPad, tap , then tap Bookmark. 

When you edit bookmarked text in your document, the name of the related bookmark is updated automatically. If you want to give your bookmark a nickname or remove it entirely, tap  > Bookmark, then tap Edit. Tap a bookmark to rename it, or tap  to remove the bookmark. To save your changes, tap Done.

Link to a bookmark

  1. Select the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Tap Link. You might need to tap  to see it.
  3. Tap Link To and choose Bookmark.
  4. Tap Bookmark and choose the bookmark you want to link to. Pages suggests bookmarks based on the paragraph styles you used in your document.
  5. On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap .
    On your iPad, tap off the alert.
     

Change the paragraph styles used for suggested bookmarks

Pages suggests bookmarks based on the paragraph styles you use in your document. You can identify your preferred paragraph style so Pages makes the best suggestions for your document. 

  1. Select the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Tap Link. You might need to tap [right arrow] to see it.
  3. Tap Link To and choose Bookmark.
  4. Tap Bookmark > Set Up Suggestions. If you've set up Suggestions before, tap Manage Suggestions.
  5. Select the paragraph styles you want Pages to automatically suggest for you in the Bookmark pop-up menu. If you see a , that paragraph style is selected.
  6. Tap back and finish setting up your link.
     
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