Solved:Error Bookmark Not Defined
In this post, we’ll see how to solve the error
Error Bookmark Not Defined
This error is quite common when using an automated table of content in a word document. On creating a PDF file from such word document leads to this error in the pdf file.
The reason for this error is that word uses a hidden bookmark system for linking the table of content topics to the page number. Due to this reason when the bookmark gets deleted because of the topics getting erased from the word document or change in formatting we get this error bookmark not defined.
This error is visible in pdf document because before conversion the table of content tries to update itself and because it can no longer find the required bookmark it throws the error in the converted pdf.
- Check for the presence of the table of content topics in the word document.
- Check the formatting of the table of content topics in a word document it should be a heading or a subtitle.
- Select the entire table of content and press Ctrl + Shift +F9 to convert the table content to a static field.
- Right click the table of content and select update.
After following the above-mentioned steps you should be able to resolve the error bookmark not defined.I hope this post helped you if so please share this website with your friends that allow me friends thanks for reading see you later bye.
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11 thoughts on “Solved:Error Bookmark Not Defined”
Only problem is that, once I did that, it did it in the word document too? can i somehow revert back to whatever the pages were before, and THEN do this process?
it’s working for me
thank you so much for helppppppppppppppppp
You are welcome 🙂
Appreciate the advice. It was very helpful.
i don’t think this is the best solution as sometimes you need the links to work within the doc.
this error appears when a bookmark is missing. just go tho the specific location, insert your bookmark (with whatever name you want) and then go and cross-refer to it or generate/update the ToC/list. it’s not that time consuming and you get working links within the doc/ToC/list.
only i can say thank you very much.
i used ctrl+shift+f9 to change a content table to a static field and it worked in word 2016.
Thank you so much for resolving the “Error! Bookmark Not Defined” Your awesome and your error resolution perfect!!
You saved my life, I spent ages trying to figure it out. Thank you!!
I had a bookmark error in my Index and I got rid of it by selecting the whole section and ressing Alt + Shift + F9 . I want to updte my Index. How could I make it active again?
You perfect man thank you finally the problem is solved