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Navigating through a Document

If you have a large document that consists of many pages, you won't be able to see all the pages at the same time. Instead, you will have to scroll through your document using either the mouse or the keyboard.

Navigating with the mouse

To scroll through a document with the mouse, you have two choices:

  • Use the vertical scroll bar that appears on the right side of every document window.
  • Use the scroll wheel of your mouse (assuming that your mouse has a scroll wheel).

Using the scroll bar

The scroll bar gives you multiple ways to navigate through a document.

Scroll Bar
Up arrow: Moves up one line at a time.

Down arrow:
Moves down one line at a time.

Scroll box:
Dragging the scroll box up displays different pages. Moving the scroll box up moves closer to the beginning, moving the scroll box down moves closer to the end.

Scroll area:
Clicking above the scroll box moves the document one screen up, clicking below the scroll box moves the document one screen down.

Previous Page:
Moves the cursor to the top of the previous page.

Next Page:
Moves the cursor to the top of the next page.

Select Browse Object:
Gives you a variety of ways to move to another part of a document such as by page, section, or heading.

Using a mouse scroll wheel

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use that to scroll through a document in one of two ways:

  • Move the mouse pointer over your document and roll the scroll wheel up or down.
  • Move the mouse pointer over your document and click the scroll wheel, then move the mouse up or down. (The scrolling speeds up the farther up or down you move the mouse from the position where you clicked the scroll wheel.) Click the left mouse button or the scroll wheel to turn off automatic scrolling when you are done.

Using the Go To command

If you know the specific page number of your document that you want to scroll to, you can jump to that page right away by using the Go To command. To use the Go To command, follow these steps:

  • Click the Home tab and then choose one of the following:

    • Click the Editing icon, click the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the Find command, and click Go To.
    • Click the Page button in the bottom-left corner.
    • Click the Select Browse Object icon and then click the Go To icon.
    • Press Ctrl+G.

    The Find and Replace dialog box appears with the Go To tab selected.
  • Click in the Enter Page Number text box and type a page number. If you type a plus sign (+) or a minus sign (-) in front of a number, you can scroll that many pages forward or backward from the currently displayed page. For example, if the displayed page is 5, typing -2 displays page 3 and typing +12 displays page 17.
  • Click the Go To button. Word displays your chosen page.
  • Click Close to make the Find and Replace dialog box disappear.
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