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 Line Number.

Jumping to a Line Number

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 28, 2016)

Word allows you to move the insertion point to any line number in your document by using the Go To command. This can be very helpful, particularly if you have line numbers turned on in your document. To take advantage of this ability to jump to a specific line number, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Go To option from the Edit menu, or simply 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 that you indicate you want to go to a line.
  4. Enter the line number to which you want to move.
  5. Click on Next, or press Enter.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1166) 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 Line Number.

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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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