Navigating in the document

Word 365
In Word, if a document is too long or too wide, problems arise with editing and even positioning the cursor to the desired page, section, picture, equation, etc. Fortunately, Word offers a very convenient feature for jumping between elements of the specific type: from heading to heading, from page to page, or from picture to picture, etc.
  • You can move between elements in the Navigation pane (Navigation bar):
    Navigation pane in Word 365
  • There are more navigation options on the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box:
    Find and Replace in Word 365

Navigating with the Navigation pane

To open the Navigation pane, do one of the following:

  • Click Ctrl+F.
  • On the View tab, in the Show group, select the Navigation Pane check box:
    Navigation Pane in Word 365

To browse objects by type in the Navigation pane:

  • At the top of the Navigation pane, click Headings, then click any heading to move directly to its location in the document:
    Headings in Navigation pane Word 365
  • At the top of the Navigation pane, click Pages, then click any thumbnail to move directly to that page of the document:
    Pages in Navigation pane Word 365
  • At the right end of the search box, click the arrow. In the Find list, click the type of object you want to browse by:
    Find in Navigation pane Word 365

    To see the next result, click Shift+F4, or use the Navigation pane and Next and Previous buttons for jumping between the next or previous results:

    Next and Previous buttons in Navigation pane Word 365

See also how to find using the Navigation pane.

Navigating with Find and Replace dialog box

To open the Find and Replace dialog box with the Go To tab displayed, do one of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+G.
  • Press F5.
  • On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the Find drop-down list, and then choose Go To...:
    Go To in Word 365

In the Find and Replace dialog box, on the Go To tab.

To browse by an object type from the Go to what list:

  1. Select the type of object you want to search for.

    You can go to Pages, Sections, Lines, Bookmarks, Comments, Footnotes, Endnotes, Fields, Tables, Graphics, Equations, Objects, or Headings.

  2. Click the Next or Previous buttons to move to the next or previous object of the selected type.
  3. In the adjacent box, enter either of the following and then click the Go To button:
    • Enter a number identifying the object’s index within the collection of objects of the selected type in the document.

      For example, to move to the third comment in the document:

      Next Comment in Word 365
    • Enter++ (plus sign) or (minus sign) and then a number to move forward or backward by that many objects of the selected type.

    See an example of how to review comments from the specific reviewer.

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