Besides sliding the scroll bar, Word oﬀers a handful of very speedy techniques for jumping around in documents: pressing shortcut keys, using the Go To command, and navigating with the Navigation pane. Read on to discover how to get there faster, faster, faster.
Keys for getting around quickly
One of the fastest ways to go from place to place is to press the keys and key combinations listed below:
Keys for Moving Around Documents
Page Up : Up the length of one screen
Page Down : Down the length of one screen
Home : To the start of the line
End : To the end of the line
Ctrl+PgUp : To the previous page in the document
Ctrl+PgDn : To the next page in the document
Ctrl+Home : To the top of the document
Ctrl+End : To the bottom of the document
Here’s a useful keystroke for getting from place to place: Shift+F5. Press it once to go to the location of your most recent edit. Press it two or three times to go back one or two edits before that. Pressing Shift+F5 is useful when you want to return to the place where you made an edit but can’t quite remember where that place is.
Navigating from page to page or heading to heading
In lengthy documents such as the one in Figure 1-5, the best way to get from place to place is to make use of the Navigation pane. Click a heading or a page in the Navigation pane, and Word takes you there in the twinkling of an eye. To display the Navigation pane, go to the View tab and click the Navigation Pane check box (you may have to click the Show button frst). Then select a tab in the
Navigation pane and go to it:
» Going from heading to heading: Select the Headings tab. Headings in your document appear (provided you assigned heading styles to headings). You can use the Navigation pane like a table of contents and click headings to get from place to place. Right-click a heading and choose a Show Heading Levels option on the shortcut menu to tell Word which headings to display. You can also right-click a heading and choose Expand All or Collapse All to see or hide lower-level headings.
» Going from page to page: Select the Pages tab. A thumbnail image of each page in the document appears. To quickly move from page to page, use the scroll bar in the Navigation pane or click a page thumbnail. Each thumbnail is numbered so that you always know which page you’re viewing.
Going there fast with the Go To command
Another fast way to go from place to place in a document is to use the Go To command. On the Home tab, open the drop-down list on the Find button and choose Go To (you may have to click the Editing button frst). You see the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. You can also open this dialog box by pressing Ctrl+G or F5
The Go to What menu in this dialog box lists everything that can conceivably be numbered in a Word document, and other things, too. Click a menu item, enter a number, choose an item from the drop-down list, or click the Previous, Next, or Go To buttons to go elsewhere.