How to Move Around in Your Word 2010 Document - dummies

How to Move Around in Your Word 2010 Document

By Dan Gookin

Navigate easily through your Word 2010 document by using the tools that Microsoft provides. Word features a variety of buttons and commands that help you get exactly where you want to go.

Word 2010 Browse buttons

Lurking at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar are three buttons that allow you to scroll through your document in leaps and bounds of various sizes:


  • The top button is the Browse Up button, which is linked to the Ctrl+PgUp key combination.

  • The bottom button is the Browse Down button, which is linked to the Ctrl+PgDn key combination.

  • The center button is the What-the-heck-am-I-browsing-for? button, which is linked to the Ctrl+Alt+Home key combination.

When you click the center button, a pop-up palette of items to browse for appears. Pointing the mouse at any one of the items displays text that explains the item in the bottom part of the palette.


Unless you’ve chosen another item from the browsing palette, the browse buttons (and Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn) leap through your document by full pages.

Get back to where you once edited

Pressing the Shift+F5 keys forces Word to return you to the last spot you edited. You can do this as many as three times before the cycle repeats. But the first time should get you back to where you were before you got lost.

The Shift+F5 command is the same as the Browse by Edits option, found on the Browse palette.

Go to wherever with the Go To command

Word’s Go To command allows you to send the insertion pointer to a specific page or line or to the location of a number of interesting elements that Word can potentially cram into your document. The Go To command is your word processing teleporter to anywhere:

  1. Click the Find button in the Home tab’s editing group and choose the Go To command from the menu that appears.


    Or you can use the Ctrl+G keyboard shortcut. Either way, the Go To tab portion of the Find and Replace dialog box appears.

  2. Select which element to go to, such as a page, from the scrolling list on the left side of the dialog box.

  3. Type the relevant information, such as a page number, in the text box on the right side of the dialog box.

  4. Click the Go To button to go to that location.

    For example, type 14 in the text box and click Go To, and you go to page 14 — if you have a page 14 to go to.

You can go to a page relative to the current page. For example, to go three pages forward, select Page and type +3. To go 12 pages backward, type -12 in the text box.