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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Marking the Spot with Bookmarks

Want to mark a spot within your manuscript to make it easy to find again? Try a bookmark. A bookmark is basically an inline annotation starting with an asterisk and a space that marks a place in your text for easy navigation.

Adding a bookmark

Follow these steps to add a bookmark to a document:

1. Place your cursor in the paragraph that you want to mark.

2. Choose EditInsertBookmark Annotation.

Or you can press Shift++B.

The marker is inserted at the front of the current paragraph, as shown in Figure 17-9. By default, Scrivener uses the first few words of the line to label the bookmark in the Bookmarks list (see the “Navigating to bookmarks” section, later in this chapter, for more about this list), but you can override that behavior by adding a space after the asterisk and text to create a custom label, as shown in Figure 17-10. In this instance, TNR3 is the bookmark label.

tip.eps You can also add a bookmark by placing an inline annotation containing an asterisk followed by a space at the beginning of a paragraph. If desired, add the custom label after the space.

Figure 17-9: A bookmark inserted into the text.

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Figure 17-10: A bookmark with a custom label.

Removing a bookmark is as simple as deleting the annotation from the document.

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