Can I create a bookmark in Publisher?

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Hyperlink bookmarks

In Publisher, you can't click Hyperlink on the Insert menu to create a hyperlink to a specific location on a page (which is also called a bookmark) the way you can in Microsoft Word. You can create a hyperlink to a bookmark in Publisher by inserting an HTML code fragment. For more information about creating hyperlinks, see the topics listed in the See Also section, which is visible when you are connected to the Internet.

Bookmark templates

Publisher does not include any publication designs that are intended exclusively for use as bookmarks. However, you can easily create bookmarks in Publisher. You can adapt an existing publication design for use as bookmarks. Publications that are set up to print multiple copies per page, such as postcards, business cards, or gift certificates, can be customized for use as bookmarks. You can also create bookmarks from scratch.

To create a bookmark from scratch

This procedure creates a sheet of bookmarks that are printed four per page on 8.5-by-11-inch paper, with room for trimming.

  1. On the File menu, click New.
  2. In the New Publication task pane, click Blank Print Publication.
  3. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  4. In the Page Setup dialog box, under Publication type, click Custom.
  5. Under Orientation, click Landscape.
  6. Under Page Size, type 2" in the Width box and then type 7.5" in the Height box. Click OK.
  7. Customize your bookmark publication by adding any pictures, graphics, or text that you want. You can also customize by selecting specific color schemes or font schemes. For more information about any these tasks, search Publisher Help.
  8. If you want to print content on the back of your bookmark to create a two-sided bookmark, you can do so by adding a new page to your publication. Click Page on the Insert menu.
  9. To print your bookmark publication, click Print on the File menu, and then select the options that you want.


  • If you are printing two-sided bookmarks to a duplex printer, you may need to click the Properties button in the Print dialog box to specify how you want your publication to be printed on both sides. The available options in the Properties dialog box vary, depending on what kind of printer you are using. If the Flip on Short Edge option is available, select it to ensure that the content on each side of your bookmark is printed in the same direction. You may need to print a test sheet to determine what settings work best.
  • If you are printing two-sided bookmarks to a nonduplex printer, you need to print the first side of your bookmark publication first and then flip the sheets, reinsert them into your printer feed tray, and then print the second side. Print a test sheet first to determine which direction you need to flip the paper before you print the second side.
  • Print your bookmarks on heavy paper or card stock so that they are durable.
Applies to:
Publisher 2003