Easily Create Page Jumps in Microsoft Office Word
You may, at some point or the other, come upon a situation where you need to create Page Jumps in Microsoft Office Word. I have previously written an article in which I talk about creating a Page Jump in WordPress. The effect that you wish to achieve using Word is the same. In fact, most of the articles that I create on this blog are first written using Word. The unfortunate part is that there does not seem to be compatibility between Page Jumps in WordPress and the ones that are created using Microsoft Office Word. The moment I transfer my posts to my InterServer hosted WordPress blog, I am left with nothing but dead links.
Click on this link to jump to the section where I really explain how to create Page Jumps in Microsoft Office Word.
What are Page Jumps
A Page Jump is an instance in an article where a link points to another point on the same article. If you have been following my articles, you will have read this post in which I talk about links. Although they have no SEO value, Page Jumps offer a lot of functional value.
They allow your readers to skip all the drivel that you may have included in an article in order to satisfy the whims of the Yoast Plugin, which states that an article has to be over 300 words in length, if it is to have any chance of being ranked well by Search Engines.
You will notice that there is a Page Jump after the first paragraph of this article. You can click on it to jump to the next section; where I cut all the nonsense and begin to actually talk about how to create page jumps in Microsoft Office Word.
Creating a Page Jump in Word
To create Page Jumps in Microsoft Office Word, all that you need to do is the following;
- Go to the point on the Word document where you wish to take your readers.
- Either highlight some text (I like to highlight a subheading) where your wish the jump point to be, or simply click on an empty point on your Word Document.
- Go to the top and choose the “Insert,” tab.
- Under “Insert,” choose “Bookmark.” This will bring up the box that’s in the image above.
- Name your Bookmark and click “Add”.
- Afterwards, click on the “Close,” button.
- The next thing that you need to do in order to create page jumps in Microsoft Office Word is go to the place where you wish your link to be.
- Highlight and right click on the text that you wish to use as the link text.
- Choose the “Hyperlink,” option.
- In the Window that appears, choose “Bookmarks.”
- Under “Bookmarks,” select the bookmark that you created earlier.
- Click on “Okay,” and the selected text will now contain a link to your bookmarked position.
- Your readers can jump to this position by simply clicking and holding the “Ctrl” key on their keyboards, while clicking on the link text.
As already mentioned, inserting a Page Jump allows your readers to skip to the core of your content. The link that I placed after the first paragraph of this document allows readers to jump to the section where I really begin to explain how to create Page Jumps. If you are a blogger or web developer, feel free to also read this article in which I talk about some of the tools that you can use to check out your site’s up and down times.