How to Create a Bookmark in Word [10+ Best Examples]


As much as you want to finish that book or any lengthy document in just one sitting or in one day, it is not always possible. You can’t have that much free time especially when you have other needs and tasks that you need to attend to. That’s why it is important to always have a bookmark to hold the page you’re currently at that you intend to return to at a later date.

How to Create a Bookmark in Microsoft Word

Here is a short guide that you can refer to when creating a bookmark in Microsoft Word:

1. Start a new document

In your computer, launch the Microsoft Word software. After that, open a new document by clicking the Blank Document option in the opening prompt. Then, go the Page Layout tab, go to the Orientation option to choose whether you want your page to be in Portrait or Landscape layout. You can also change the page margins within the same tab.

2. Insert the bookmark shape

After all of that, you can insert the shape you want your bookmark to be. Go to the Insert tab and then click Shape, a few options will be given, and all you need to do is choose your preferred shape. Then, drag your cursor on the page to draw the shape. Make sure you adjust the points of the shape to get the dimensions that you want.

3. Fill the shape

You can then fill the shape with the color or image that you want to be as its background. Click the shape you have inserted, then go to the Drawing Tools tab. Click the Shape Fill option to get a drop-down of the possible things you can fill the bookmark shape with—colors, image, gradient, and texture. You can also change the shape outline to be similar to the color of the shape by clicking Shape Outline on the same tab.

4. Add text

You can add the texts you want onto the shape by directly typing it out. However, should you want your texts to have a better format, you can use a textbox. Insert a textbox by clicking the Insert tab and choosing the Textbox option. Drag the cursor to draw the textbox, then type away. To make sure it blends in with the background, you can remove the color fill by clicking the textbox and removing or resetting the fill in the Shape Fill option.

5. Add finishing touches

Maybe you want to add more illustrations or other images on your bookmark. You can do this by going to the Insert tab and choosing whether to insert an image or clipart. If you insert an image you need to make sure it doesn’t distort your arrangement by right-clicking on the image and changing its layout to a square. That way you can easily drag it on the page and change its size.

6. Group elements then duplicate

After adding your finishing touches, highlight all the elements and right-click, there you see the option to group all the elements together. This ensures that when the bookmark is moved or copied it goes as a group. You can then easily copy and paste the bookmark on the other side/s of the page if you want to print more than just one copy.

1. Memorial Service Bookmark

This may not be ideal for others, but to some, this is a good keepsake to keep after someone you love has passed. This memorial service bookmark template uses a simple background and illustrations that embodies the life the deceased has lived. The frame for the image is also classic and timeless which ties the overall simple but classic look of the bookmark.

2. Printable Funeral Bookmark

Celebrating the life that the deceased has lived is always better than just mourning about it for a long period of time. And this funeral bookmark will allow you to remember those good old times you have spent together. This template is editable to fit your preference and easily printable.

3. Thank-You Bookmark

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Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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If you want to go for a unique party favor you can give your guests a cute bookmark, especially when you know your guests are bookworms. You can use this template for a thank-you bookmark to get started with creating one. This is easily editable to ensure your details and preference are incorporated.

4. Simple School Bookmark

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Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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Sometimes, reading school-sanctioned documents or books is just boring and tedious, and you will have to take a couple of minutes to breathe. That’s why it’s important to have a bookmark that will hold the page on your textbook. This simple school bookmark uses a green chalkboard and some illustrations related to school. Its fun layout and designs will surely encourage you to read more.

5. Editable Motivational Bookmark

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Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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To be more inspired to finish the book that you have started, you need some motivational words. This bookmark incorporates a motivational message; the simple design makes way for the emphasis of the message. Download and personalize this bookmark in Adobe Illustration and Photoshop, MS Word and Publisher, and Apple Pages.

6. Fashion Quote Bookmark

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  • Photoshop
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Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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This fashion bookmark template will surely inspire you to dress to impress. With its simple but chic layout and an inspiring quote, you are bound to be a fashionista, especially when reading books about fashion. You can download and edit this template to show the quote that you want, maybe even add images that you find cute; you can edit this to fit your preference.

7. Congratulatory Graduation Bookmark

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  • Publisher
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Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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As a teacher, you always want to leave a mark on your students’ lives. Aside from teaching them what they need to learn, you can also give a simple gift on their graduation like this congratulatory graduate bookmark. The design is simple but conveys the sense of pride you feel for their achievement.

8. Christmas Party Bookmark

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  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Publisher
  • Pages

Size: 2.5×7.5 inches

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Using a traditional bookmark shape for your Christmas invitation is a cost-effective alternative. Use this template to achieve a high-quality layout, original artworks, unique fonts, etc. for your invitation. Although this is quite smaller form the usual invitation, this can still effectively share the essential information about your party.

9. Berrybrook Middle School Bookmark

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This cute bookmark example shows how kids actually enjoy reading books. You can take inspiration by how adorable and engaging this bookmark is for kids. The included phrase adds more impact on the message of encouraging kids to read more books.

10. Fallingwater Silver Bookmark

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If you want unique, this is the bookmark example for you! Like a tag, this bookmark has a string that will make you spot your page easily. The frame of this bookmark is light silverware which can also serve as your paperweight. The illustrations are painted with colors that reflect the real-life color of the famous Fallingwater house.

11. Children’s Book Week Bookmark

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Since this bookmark was specifically designed for the Children’s Book Week Celebration, the illustrations showcase how kids can fly high, be it in imagination, ambition, etc., when reading books. It is also designed to serve as an invitation and keepsake for the event.

Take inspiration from the bookmark examples in this article. You can download all the templates and customize them to fit your purpose and/or preference.

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