Create Link to a Section of the Same Document in LibreOffice Writer


This quick guide explains the steps to help you to create a link to a section of a LibreOffice writer document.

In the earlier guide, we explained how to create hyperlinks in the LibreOffice Writer document. A hyperlink can be any external link to a document or a web address. But creating a hyperlink to a section of the same document is slightly different. Here’s how to do it.

Link to a Section of the Same Document in LibreOffice Writer

We will use the built-in Bookmark function to create a link to a section.

  • Open your Writer document of yours where you want to create a link.
  • For this example, I have the following document, which has two pages. We will create a link on Page 1, which says “Go to Section A” on page 2.
Demo document section
Demo document section
  • Select the link or put the cursor on page 2 (where you want to reach when clicking from page 1).
  • While keeping the cursor in that section from the menu, open Insert > Bookmark. Alternatively, if you use the Tabbed Bar style, click Bookmark from Insert Tab.
  • In the Bookmark dialog, give the name of your bookmark. For example, section A – page 2. And click Insert.
  • Open the Bookmark window again to verify whether it is created properly.
Bookmark dialog in Writer
Bookmark dialog in Writer
  • Go to page 1 (where you want to create a link) and select the word/line.
  • From the menu, select Insert > Hyperlink. Go to Insert Tab and click on the Hyperlink option for Tabbed bar style.
  • On the Hyperlink window, click Document on the Left.
  • Under Target in Document, click on the small scope icon. And Select created bookmark name under Bookmark. Click Apply. And again, click Apply on the Hyperlink window.
Create link to section of Writer Document
Create link to section of Writer Document

You should see a link created to a section of the page. You can now CTRL+CLICK to navigate to your bookmark.

Created link
Created link

Modifying Bookmark

  • You can similarly open the bookmark window and select a bookmark. Then you can either rename or delete it. Or insert a new one again.
  • Created hyperlinks also can be modified using the same Hyperlink window. You can also change the label text of the Link and many other settings.


  • Press F5 to open the Navigator and browse through bookmarks.
  • Right-click on the page number at the bottom bar to view the list of bookmarks available.

I hope this guide helps you to create a link to the same document in Writer. Remember that you can also create a Table Of Contents if you want to organize your document via headings, chapters, etc.

Also, let me know if this helps you Or if you are facing any trouble.

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Thank you!


I am working in libreoffice DRAW and I’d like to make a link between 2 pages. I tried the hyperlinks but it just opens my file manager so I can select another file to open. Is there any way IN DRAW to do the same thing you can do in WRITE – just create a bookmark and then cross reference a link to the bookmark (like I do when creating a table of contents?)… This should not be so hard. but there is no reference to bookmarks anywhere in DRAW. Help?