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Jumping to a Section

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: Jumping to a Section.

You can use the Go To function of Word to jump to a specific section in your document. Of course, this will only have value if you use multiple sections in your document. You can jump to a section by following these steps:

  1. Choose Go To from the Edit menu, or press F5. You will see the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  3. On the left side of the dialog box, make sure Section is selected.
  4. If you just want to jump to the next section, you can simply click on Next.
  5. In the Enter Section Number box, enter the section number.
  6. Click on the Go To button.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1255) 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: Jumping to a Section.

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Comments for this tip:

Marcus Widerberg    06 Apr 2016, 08:34
this does not work as most users expect, which could be noted.

E g entering 4.3 for that heading does not work. What word expects is a number for the sequential numbering of the headings you have. This number is typically not shown anywhere to the user by word, but is kept internally by word.


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