Navigating in a Document

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

The following articles are available for the 'Navigating in a Document' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

   Jumping Back in a Long Document
Navigating quickly and easily around a document becomes critical as the document becomes larger and larger. This tip explains a couple of easy ways you can get around even the longest of documents.

   Jumping To a Comment
Got a document with lots of comments in it? You can navigate from comment to comment with ease by using the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

   Jumping to a Footnote
Jumping to a specific footnote can be very handy if your document has a lot of footnotes in it. Word provides the capability to move to the footnote location; just use the technique described in this tip.

   Jumping to a Line Number
Need to jump to a specific line number in your document? It's easy to do using the Go To command, as described in this tip.

   Jumping to a Page within a Section
In long documents it is often helpful to jump directly to a particular page. Word provides several tools you can use to get to a page, but the most common is to use the Go To feature. Here's how to use Go To in order to get directly to a specific page within a section.

   Jumping to a Relative Endnote
Endnotes are easy enough to add and accumulate in a document. For this reason, Word makes it easy to jump from one endnote to another using the techniques described in this tip.

   Jumping to a Relative Footnote
Footnotes can be a great addition to any document that needs detailed referencing of citations. You can navigate from one footnote to another by using the Find and Replace dialog box.

   Jumping to a Relative Line Number
As you navigate through a document, you may have a need to move forward or backward a specific number of lines. This is easy to do using Word's Go To feature.

   Jumping to a Relative Page
When you are navigating around your document, you may find it helpful to jump a certain number of pages either toward the beginning of the document or toward the end. You can do this by using the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

   Jumping to a Relative Section
Navigating through a long document can be challenging, at times. Here's a way you can move forward or backwards in your document by jumping from one section to another.

   Jumping to a Section
One way you can navigate through a document is to jump from section to section. Here's the traditional way to quickly get to the exact section you need.

   Jumping to a Specific Page
Want to jump to a particular page in your document? Word makes it easy; just pull up the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

   Jumping to an Endnote
Endnotes are often used in documents to document citations and sources. You can jump from endnote to endnote using the technique described in this tip.

   Jumping to Tables
If your document contains quite a few tables, you may find it helpful to jump quickly from one table to another. There are two ways you can do this: using Go To and the Object Browser.

   Jumping to the End of a Word
Using shortcut keys to navigate through your document is really handy. One navigation shortcut that Word doesn’t provide is one that takes you to the end of a word. This can be remedied by creating your own shortcut, as described in this tip.

   Jumping to the End without Repaginating
When you open a document and try to jump to the end of it, Word may go through the sometimes long process of repaginating. If you want to bypass this delay, pay attention to the ideas in this tip.

   Navigating a Collection of Selected Items
Word allows you to easily select portions of a document that meet differing criteria that you may specify. If you want to step through the selected items, you may be out of luck, however.

   Navigating Your Document Using Outline View
When you need to get around a long document, a really helpful method is to use the Outline view built into Word. This tip explains how this view can make your navigation tasks easier.

   Speeding Up Cursor Movement
If you use the arrow keys to move the insertion point through the document, you may have noticed that it can be slow going at times. If you want to speed up this type of movement, follow the simple shortcut described in this tip.

   Using Go To with a Percentage
Need to jump a certain percentage of the way through a document? You can do it using the familiar Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box, provided you use the technique described in this tip.

   What Line Am I On?
At the bottom of your document, on the status bar, you can see the line on which your insertion point is located. It is helpful to know what this line represents and when it may not be accurate.

This Site

Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.


FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.

Links and Sharing