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Manage Bookmarks

While you are working in a code editor, the Bookmarks window allows you to create links to specific lines of code within your document. You can display this window from the View menu.

To create and navigate through bookmarks, click the buttons located on the Text Editor toolbar and at the top of the Bookmarks window. You can add and remove bookmarks, activate or disable bookmarks, and organize bookmarks into folders. Certain commands are also available from the Bookmarks window shortcut menu. To add or remove a bookmark, place the insertion point on the desired line in the Editor, and then click Toggle a bookmark. To activate a bookmark, select its check box in the Bookmarks window; to disable (but not remove) a bookmark, clear its check box.

The following buttons are enabled on the Text Editor toolbar when a text document is opened in the Editor. To display the Text Editor toolbar when you are in the Query Editor, on the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Text Editor.

Toggle a bookmark on the current line

Adds or removes a bookmark on the selected line of the document in the active Editor. Does not alter the line of code bookmarked.

Move the caret to previous bookmark

Selects the previous bookmark that is enabled in the Bookmarks window. When the first bookmark is reached, jumps ahead to the last one. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Move the caret to the next bookmark

Selects the next bookmark that is enabled in the Bookmarks window. When the last bookmark is reached, jumps back to the first one. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Clear all bookmarks in the current document

Displays a confirmation message, and then removes all bookmarks from the active document. Does not remove the lines of code that were bookmarked.

Caution note Caution

You cannot undo this procedure. Afterward, you must use Toggle a bookmark on the current line to create new bookmarks. To disable bookmarks but not remove them, clear their check boxes in the Bookmarks window.

To organize bookmarks, create bookmark folders in the Bookmarks window. Drag and drop bookmarks into the folders. The following buttons are available at the top of the Bookmarks window.

Toggle a bookmark on the current line.

Adds or removes a bookmark on the selected line of the document in the active Editor. Does not alter the line of code bookmarked.

New folder

Adds a folder to the Bookmarks window.

Tip Tip

In a lengthy code file, it can be helpful to organize bookmarks into task-related folders. Selecting a folder enables the Go to previous bookmark in folder and Go to next bookmark in folder buttons.

Move the caret to previous bookmark

Selects the previous bookmark that is enabled in the Bookmarks window. When the first bookmark is reached, jumps ahead to the last one. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Move the caret to the next bookmark

Selects the next bookmark that is enabled in the Bookmarks window. When the last bookmark is reached, jumps back to the first one. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Move the caret to previous bookmark in the current folder

Selects the previous bookmark that is enabled within the same folder in the Bookmarks window. When the first bookmark is reached, jumps ahead to the last one in that folder. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Move the caret to next bookmark in the current folder

Selects the next bookmark that is enabled within the same folder in the Bookmarks window. When the first bookmark is reached, jumps back to the first one in that folder. As needed, opens the file where the selected bookmark occurs in the Editor. Scrolls that document to the bookmarked line, and places the insertion point there.

Disable/Enable All Bookmarks

Clears or enables the check boxes for all bookmarks in the Bookmarks window. Does not remove bookmarks, or alter the lines of code that they mark.

Delete

Removes the currently selected bookmark from the Bookmarks window and from the document where the bookmark occurred. Does not remove the line of code that was bookmarked.

Bookmark check boxes

Each bookmark has its own check box. To activate an existing bookmark, select its check box in the Bookmarks window. To hide (but not remove) an existing bookmark, clear its check box in the Bookmarks window.

When you right-click on an entry in the Bookmarks window, the following commands are available from the shortcut menu.

Delete

Removes the currently selected bookmark from the Bookmarks window and from the document where the bookmark occurred. Does not remove the line of code that was bookmarked.

Rename

Allows you to assign a new display name to a bookmark or folder.

Disable/Enable Bookmark

Clears or enables the check box for the selected bookmark in the Bookmarks window. Does not remove the bookmark, or alter the line of code that it marks.

Disable/Enable All Bookmarks

Clears or enables the check boxes for all bookmarks in the Bookmarks window. Does not remove bookmarks, or alter the lines of code that they mark.

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