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Picking Up Where You Left Off

If you find yourself working on the same document in multiple editing sessions, you can use this tip to get started faster. If you open a document you were editing when you last used Word, you can use the Shift+F5 keyboard combination to quickly jump to where you were last working in the document. This is also a good way to get back to what you were editing after browsing through a document.

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Ron Mack    10 Sep 2016, 22:34
I need so SERIOUS HELP. I was using a PC and now I'm using a macbook. I know with a PC I could push F5 and a box would come up where I could find anything on my doc, go to page etc. Does mac have that same feture and if so how do I get to it. F5 does not work the same on mac as it does on PC

Thanks
PFL    18 Oct 2014, 15:11
Some more testing suggests that SHIFT F5 results in variable and unpredictable actions. The complexities are not worth the effort to categorize. Best bet is to not rely on it behaving in any specific way. PFL
PFL    18 Oct 2014, 13:31
This seems a bit more complex than either the TIP or the Jim Foote comment depict. (First, note that this is for versions through 2003.) I am using 2003 on this computer. Opening one document, it works as the TIP states. Opening two or more documents it works as Jim states, IF the last place the document was in use prior to being saved is at the beginning of the document. IF either document was saved with a working location other than the beginning, SHIFT F5 toggles the documents as seen by Jim, but also lands on the last location in use while the document was saved. I tried only a few permutations using three documents in various states of "saved" with and without locations throughout the documents, and this is what I infer from those trials. PFL
Jim Foote    18 Oct 2014, 08:49
This didn't work for me. The only thing it did was to jump back and forth between two open documents.
 
 

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