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Using Go To with a Percentage

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Using Go To with a Percentage.

You can use the Go To function to jump to an approximate position in your document. This is similar to clicking on the vertical scroll bar marker and dragging it an approximate percentage down the scroll bar. To do this using the Go To function, use this technique:

  1. Press F5. Word displays the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. Make sure that Page is selected as the type of item you want to go to.
  3. In the text box, enter the numeric percentage and a percent sign. The order of these two does not matter (you can type the percent sign before or after the number). For instance, you could enter 75% or %75.
  4. Click on Go To.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1069) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Using Go To with a Percentage.

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