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: Positioning the Cursor in a New Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 23, 2016)
If you are creating standard templates for your company, you may want to go one step further and make sure the cursor (insertion point) is positioned at a particular location whenever a new document is created that is based on the template. This can come in handy, as it ensures that the insertion point is at the proper place to begin typing in the new document.
This is a relatively easy process to do. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Bookmark dialog box.
Figure 2. The Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
That's it! The next time you create a document based on the template, the AutoRun macro will automatically execute, and you will jump to the designated spot.
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