Would you please undelete this question, which constitutes a common problem? I would be grateful for two upvotes, simply to protect the question from automatic deletion. Thank you.

Here it is quoted—as well as a screenshot below—for users with less than 10,000 rep so they can review this:

How do you edit the name of a bookmark? (MS Word 2013)

I found no answer to the question above here, or on Google.

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    <10K users can't see the deleted question. Can you post a copy here or describe the question and why it was closed/deleted?
    – fixer1234
    Sep 3, 2015 at 2:14
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    That's a pretty poor quality question right there. No chance at all for any information outside of links?
    – random Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 3:31
  • You have multiple 1k+ rep accounts, you obviously understand how StackExchange works. As such, I'm sure you can see why this was a poorly asked question. I would suggest expanding the question here to show the mods you can ask good question and that this deserves to be reopened. Sep 3, 2015 at 3:39
  • While the title does sum up the question pretty well it should not be the only information on your problem. You should summarise the steps to recreate your problem for those that do not know how to use the bookmarking features in Word. You should also put any useful information you have in your question.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 6:32
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    Searching for "microsoft word edit bookmark name" gives the answer as the first result returned, so "This question does not show any research effort"
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 7:38
  • @LePressentiment - I see no reason to salvage that question. It would only continue to receive additional downvotes and likely result in your inability to ask new questions in future. Besides the answer to your question is contained in the Word's help documentation
    – Ramhound
    Sep 3, 2015 at 12:11
  • @DavidPostill To which link do you refer?
    – user269574
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:36
  • @Ramhound Besides the answer to your question is contained in the Word's help documentation : Where?
    – user269574
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:36
  • @LePressentiment Did you even do the search I suggested? The first link is Bookmarks - Changing name of existing bookmark
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:39
  • @DavidPostill I suspected that as your referent, but wasn't sure. Please see my updated OP.
    – user269574
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:40
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    @DavidPostill I checked that post out as well. It's almost 10 years old, and doesn't actually answer the question. The only suggestion there is to delete and re-add the bookmark. Playing the devil's advocate here, but did you even read that result? Sep 3, 2015 at 21:10
  • @MichaelFrank Yes, of course I read it. It's a workaround for the problem ... do you have a better answer?
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 21:24
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    @LePressentiment What you want to do is not possible (in one step). Change the “name” of a bookmark not the text of it - "There isn't a rename function. You have to delete the old name and mark the range with a new bookmark name. Here's sample VBA code: ..." - yet another workaround. And see
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 21:39
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    @DavidPostill Workaround != Answer. I'm not saying the workarounds are incorrect, only that the answer should be "There is no way to edit the name directly. But you can do this or that to achieve the same result." Concise and direct is best. :) Sep 3, 2015 at 21:42
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    @MichaelFrank Exactly how I was planning to answer....
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 21:44

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But consider why it was deleted. There's close to zero effort on actually writing the question. If those two links go down, we'll never ever know what didn't work. Links should supplement a question, not be the question.

How would I get this undeleted?

Edit the question (least I think you can. Else let us know and we'll work out something).

Tell us the story of your problem. What are you trying to do? What is the expected behaviour. What have you tried so far and so on. (I personally use this checklist on ESR's excellent how to ask questions the smart way when I ask questions here or SR).

I believe you can custom flag it afterwards, and link back to this question in case another mod handles it.

In short, earn your undeletion and your upvotes will handle themselves.

As is though, its not a great question and I am not inclined to think it should be undeleted.

  • Regarding your second paragraph: I've edited my post, but I do not know what from those 2 links, because they discuss nothing about the problem.
    – user269574
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:39
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    @LePressentiment - So why did you include them in your question, if they have nothing to do with your problem, just not compute.
    – Ramhound
    Sep 3, 2015 at 20:45
  • @Ramhound To prove the lack of information?
    – user269574
    Sep 3, 2015 at 21:02
  • @LePressentiment - So you posted irrelevant links in your question, to prove there is no information, but end up not actually in words asking a question ( a question title does not count )?
    – Ramhound
    Sep 4, 2015 at 1:18
  • @Ramhound I quoted that link following meta.superuser.com/questions/9680/….
    – user269574
    Sep 4, 2015 at 2:27
  • "I found no answer to the question above [here]" (Link points to picture of cat eating spaghetti). <-- Proof there's a lack of information about bookmarks. ;) Sep 4, 2015 at 14:12

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