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Bookmark order in nav pane [closed]

asked 2017-11-02 20:53:47 +0100

JDługosz gravatar image

updated 2020-07-21 06:59:40 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm using the Nav pane to get around my document quickly, but I don't have a lot of detailed outlining in the headers. So I tried using Bookmarks. The problem is, they are not showing in the order in which they appear in the document. How can I control the order in this list, or change the order?

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answered 2017-11-04 12:49:18 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


  • Bookmarks are sorted on their names in the navigator.
  • To list them (and access) in order of appearance in the document, right-click in the status bar in the page number zone:

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That's very helpful, thanks. (It won't let me upvote since I don't have enough karma)

JDługosz gravatar imageJDługosz ( 2017-11-04 20:03:55 +0100 )edit

+1 didn't know that trick

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-11-04 22:25:15 +0100 )edit

Hi @ajlittoz, @JDługosz - thank you for feedback...

It won't let me upvote since I don't have enough karma

I think you can accept the answer by clicking the check mark ✔


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-11-05 09:11:24 +0100 )edit

Thank you. Never knew you could sort them which is what you need to do as your collection grows.

Amgeek gravatar imageAmgeek ( 2018-01-22 15:21:51 +0100 )edit

So many gems in this wonderful program. Thank you very much!

linuxyz gravatar imagelinuxyz ( 2018-03-04 18:34:44 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-11-04 09:03:38 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

They indeed are sorted on their names.

I don't think bookmarks are intended to "duplicate" some sort of table of contents. They refer to locations of interest with the ultimate goal of being used as cross-references (which is your "manual" usage in fact).

The best advice I can give is: name them in a way which is meaningful to you. Eventually, add some numbering of yours either as a prefix or a suffix, but be aware that some day earlier or later you will reorganise your document and the numbering (as a mirror of the position inside the document) will no longr be valid. Also you'll want to insert a new bookmark betwenn two existing ones. Your numbering must therefore be rather "loose".

If this answer helped you, please accept it by clicking the check mark ✔ to the left and, karma permitting, upvote it. If this resolves your problem, close the question, that will help other people with the same question.

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Is there a more proper way to show organization levels in the navigator, such as under Headings, without having to add a paragraph for a header in the middle of the document?

JDługosz gravatar imageJDługosz ( 2017-11-04 20:05:08 +0100 )edit

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