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 Relative Page.

Jumping to a Relative Page

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 2, 2011)

Word allows you to use the Go To function to jump to a page number relative to your current position in the document. This is done in the following way:

  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 page (this should be the default choice).
  4. Enter either a plus or minus sign, followed by how many pages you want to jump. Plus jumps forward; minus jumps backward.
  5. Click on Go To, 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 (1240) 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 Relative Page.

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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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