Is there any way to quickly and informally add an unofficial place marker (bookmark) to an MS Word (2016) document? I find I want this so I can quickly mark where I am, drift off somewhere reading something, and click-click and I'm back where I started. Creating bookmarks, with all it's "paperwork" would work, but I don't want my little hooks or flags messing with a document's potentially official and meaningful bookmarks.

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    I just insert XXXXXX and then search for that later. – Chenmunka May 31 '17 at 9:44
  • @Chenmunka Yes, that can work, and if you use something rare like 6 Xs, you can insert more than one and just cycle through them. – ProfK Jun 2 '17 at 13:52

I insert a comment from the Review tab. If it's the only comment in the document, I can then click Next or (Previous) to go there instantly.

If the document already includes or will include other comments, I typically type something like xxx or << as the comment text. I can then search on that text in the Navigation pane and go to the correct spot just as instantly.

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  • I like this. If the document has other review comments, I can treat them as other bookmarks and just cycle through them. My only issue here is maybe interfering with real review comments. – ProfK Jun 2 '17 at 13:50

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