How to Use the Go To Command in Word 2016

By Dan Gookin

Word 2016’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 items that Word can potentially cram into your document. The Go To command is your word-processing teleporter to anywhere.

To use the Go To command, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Home tab.

  2. In the Editing group, choose the Go To command.

    The Find and Replace dialog box appears with the Go To tab forward, as shown here.

    Telling Word to Go To you-know-where.

    Telling Word to Go To you-know-where.
  3. And now the shortcut: Press Ctrl+G to quickly summon the Find and Replace dialog box’s Go To tab.

To whisk the insertion pointer to a specific location, choose it from the Go to What list. For example, choose Page to visit a specific page. Type the page number in the Enter Page Number box, and then click the Go To button to go to that page in your document.

The Enter Page Number box also accepts relative pages as input. For example, to go three pages forward, type +3. To go 12 pages backward, type –12 in the box.

The last item you chose from the Go to What list affects the behavior of the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn keyboard shortcuts. For example, if you choose Page and click the Go To button, the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn keyboard shortcuts navigate through your document a page at a time.