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 Tables.

Jumping to Tables

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 11, 2018)

If you need to find tables within your documents, then there are a couple of ways you can approach the task. The first is to use the Go To command. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Press F5. Word displays the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. In the Go To What list (left side of the dialog box), choose Table. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  4. Click on Next to find the next table.
  5. Click on Previous to find the previous table.
  6. Click on Close when completed.

The other approach you can use is the Object Browser. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Select Browse Object button. It is located near the bottom of the vertical scroll bar, and has a small round dot on it. A palette of objects appears.
  2. From the object palette, choose the Browse by Table option. It is the one located at the right side of the top row.
  3. Click on the Next arrows (the blue arrows pointing down) to find the next table.
  4. Click on the Previous arrows (the blue arrows pointing up) to find the previous table.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (867) 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 Tables.

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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