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Jumping to a Specific Page

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated May 31, 2014)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Word allows you to move the insertion point to any page in your document by using the Go To command. To take advantage of this feature, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Go To option from the Edit menu, or simply press F5. Word displays 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 that you indicate you want to go to a page (this should be the default choice).
  4. Enter the page number to which you want to move.
  5. Click on Go To, or press Enter.

If, instead of entering a page number (step 3), you simply click on the Next button, Word moves to the next page in the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (27) 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 Specific Page.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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2018-11-23 08:48:31


Thank you, kind sir!

2018-05-04 23:30:28

Kate ;)

Thank-you! This was most helpful! And thank-you for the emails too!

2016-08-05 16:07:14


Thanks very much!

2016-07-21 07:26:07


Thank you for the tip

2014-09-09 12:55:33


Lynette: Try this:


2014-09-09 10:45:58


My elderly dad is writing his life story in Word. Whenever he reopens the document, it goes to page 1. Is there a way (he wants to know) to get Word to open the document to the part/page where he closed it? He REALLY doesn't want to go through a lot of steps. Or even two or three steps! He is very non-technical.

2014-07-07 23:46:43


Thanks for all your tips:-)

2014-06-01 19:15:57

Bob Locher

When I am editing a long document, when I need to pause for whatever reason I type in <CR>XXXXX<CR> as a place marker and save.

When I want to go back I can either visually search for that or do a Word Search. I delete the marker and continue.

This is admittedly a very low tech solution but it meets my needs perfectly - and works in most ANY word processor.

2014-05-31 11:06:34


And in any version of Word, double-clicking on the page count on the lower status bar brings up that GOTO menu, saving a couple of steps.

2014-05-31 04:48:32

William Honey

Further to yout 'Go to ...', I hae always used the CTRL/G to provide more destination information :

e.g. s (for Section followed by a number, followed p (Page) followed by the page number.

This is probably the same as you suggest.

Thank you for all your tips!


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