Besides which, how is Word to 'know' the 'corruption' described in this thread isn't intentional and the bookmarked range was meant to be expanded?I can't see the point of 'purging' bookmarks from a document - that would destroy all cross-references. Why not just check what they span (via Insert|Bookmark Goto) and correct any errant ones (a trivial undertaking by comparison)?
As good researchers and writers, we always indicate the source of our research. Right.) As a result, knowing how to efficiently footnote our research can be as helpful as knowing where to go to find the research in the first place.
So, I present to you: cross-referencing footnotes in Word.
When you are creating a lengthy, laborious business file such as a contract or other legal document, using the cross-reference feature in Word can help you, your colleagues and your clients navigate the pages more easily.
Should you make changes to a cross-referenced section of the file, you must update the document manually for the associated field to change. Alternatively, select the "Home" tab, click "Select" in the Editing group and choose "Select All" to select the entire document, including all of the cross-reference fields.
If you add the hyperlinks forward & back buttons to the QAT, you can easily navigate between cross-references and their bookmarks.