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 the Top of a Page.

Jumping to the Top of a Page

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 14, 2016)

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Word doesn't have a built-in command to jump to the top of the current (or next) page. Instead, Word expects you to use the Go To command to make those sort of jumps. (Just press F5, select Page, then click on Next or Previous.) If you need to jump to the top of the current page quite often, this approach can quickly become tedious. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to use a macro!

The following macro jumps to the top of the current page:

Sub TopOfThisPage()
    Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="\Page"
    Selection.MoveLeft Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
End Sub

If you want to go to the top of the next page, simply change the MoveLeft method to the MoveRight method. The macro relies on the use of the \Page bookmark, which is built-in to Word.

Once the macro is created, you can assign it to a keyboard shortcut or design a toolbar button to utilize it.

Note:

If you would like to know how to use the macros described on this page (or on any other page on the WordTips sites), I've prepared a special page that includes helpful information. Click here to open that special page in a new browser tab.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (742) 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 the Top of a 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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2019-10-01 11:12:03

David Tate

This does not work if you are on the second page and it is a blank page


2016-12-22 18:18:30

But2LuvJustice

CTRL --> SHIFT --> HOME


2016-08-14 08:27:56

Mike

Well sadly this doesn't help me as every time in word I press any key my document jumps to the first page then press another key and it jumps to the last page. The laptop worked perfectly 2 hrs ago and all I have done is switch it on again and this is now happening and no one has any idea of telling me a way how to fix the problem.

Mike


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