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Thursday, 12 February, 2009 - 18:08
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Did you ever wonder where all the bookmarks are in your Writer document? Did you open the Navigator and start clicking on each bookmark, in order to find it? Did you edit your document, and notice that some bookmarks suddenly went missing?

This extension will insert a comment for each bookmark, showing its position and name, and the text at which it is anchored, when relevant.

The new version 1.2.7 is for OOo 3.2+. It includes a third button, which toggles visibility of comments' anchors when View – Comments is disabled. Previous versions: please click on "View all releases".

Help and messages are available in: cs, da, de, en, es, fr, hu, it, nl, ru, sv. Thanks to all translators!

Would you like to add a translation? Please (log in and) click on "Rup.Xamqon" near to the top of this page, and then on "Contact".
Comments, bug reports and enhancement requests are always welcome!

Mentioned in: (in Czech), (in Swedish),, and


Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
1.2.7 System Independent 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 28/03/2011 - 22:25 More information Download
1.2.6 System Independent 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 07/02/2011 - 17:36 More information Download
1.2.5 System Independent 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/11/2010 - 22:11 More information Download
1.2.4 System Independent 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 06/10/2009 - 21:35 More information Download
1.2.3 System Independent 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 22/09/2009 - 17:19 More information Download
1.2.2 System Independent 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 02/09/2009 - 10:44 More information Download
1.1.3 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 25/02/2009 - 21:45 More information Download
1.1.2 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 23/02/2009 - 17:49 More information Download
1.1.1 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 18/02/2009 - 21:48 More information Download
1.1 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 17/02/2009 - 20:16 More information Download
1.0.0 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 13/02/2009 - 22:40 More information Download



I just installed VisibleBookmarks in AOO 4.1.2 and LO The macros work, but the toolbars are only visible in LibreOffice. That's no wonder because there have been changes regarding exactly user-defined toolbars in release 4, see Bernard Marcelly's Extension Compiler. Probably the extension has only to be compiled anew for AOO and LO separately, and the LO version should be published in LO extensions.
I find this a useful extension, and it would be a pity if it was usable only in an amputated way in AOO.


you did not emailed me to have my translation into italian for changing the word Note into Comment.
Anyway, "Comment" (singular) in Italian is "Commento" while its plural "Comments" should be translated with "Commenti".

A most useful Extension. The ability to see the Bookmark anchors is really handy. Perhaps a small addition to the code might also offer the same facilities (anchors and named flags) for cross reference master locations which are referenced from elsewhere.


I tried this extension within OpenOffice 3.2.1 and it works great !!!
Anyway, I'd like it to give some additional functionnalities.
1) Give the possibility to have different bookmarks with the same tag (name of the bookmark).
2) To see all the bookmarks colorised with the same color if they correspond to the same tag
3) Export the bookmarks in a separate file (CSV or XML).

I think it's quite a job to add all this functionnalities !!! But I offer to collaborate freely if the code source is open.


Hi, this extension is exactly what I need, thanks for writing it! But I can't get it to work at all in Openoffice 3.2 I installed the extension, restarted my computer (just to be sure) but no new toolbars or menus appear which allow bookmarks to be shown. I've hunted through the menus and menu options and can find nothing with does this after installing the extension. Any tips?

Thank you! Great extension, I've always missed this feature!

This extension doesn't seem to work for me. My bookmarks are still invisible. My extension manager says I have it installed. It's the same both on my desktop and my laptop. What am I doing wrong?

After installing the extension, please close OpenOffice completely, also the Quickstarter if you use it, and restart OOo. After restarting, when you open a Writer document, you should see a new toolbar with 2 buttons. When you click on the first button ("Visible bookmarks"), an OOo note will be inserted at the anchor of each existing bookmark, showing thus where each bookmark is located. With the second button, you may remove these notes again.
Please make sure that (menu) View - Notes is marked, or else you won't see any note.

OK, thanks, got it now! It's great!

Dear owner,

I would like to translate this extension in Hungarian language. I did it one part (addonUI, description and so one), but would be better to have a guida to do an exact work.

Thank You

Dezso Juhasz from Budapest

Great, thanks a lot!

I've sent you a Writer document with instructions and text to be translated.

I'll include the Hungarian translations in the next version of VisibleBookmarks.

For me too, please.. :-) I'll make the Czech translation.

thank you

Thanks, plastique!
I've sent you the Writer doc with explanations and translation text.

Cheers, Rup