Move around in a document using the Navigation pane

To go to a page or a heading in your document without scrolling, use the Navigation pane.

To open the Navigation pane, press Ctrl+F, or click View > Navigation Pane.

The Navigation pane check box

Tip    You can also open the Navigation pane by clicking the page count in the status bar.

Browse by headings

If you’ve applied heading styles to the headings in the body of your document, those headings appear in the Navigation pane. The Navigation pane doesn’t display headings that are in tables, text boxes, or headers or footers.

  1. Click Headings.

  2. To go to a heading in your document, click that heading in the Navigation pane.

Browse by headings in the Navigation pane

Tip    To show or hide the subheadings under a heading, click the arrow next to the heading.

If you scroll through your document, Word highlights the heading in the Navigation pane to show you where you are. To go back to the top, click Jump to the beginning.

Jump to the beginning button in the Navigation Pane

Browse by page

Click Pages. Then click a thumbnail image to go to that page.

Thumbnails of pages from the Navigation pane

When you do scroll through your document, Word highlights the page you’re on in the Navigation pane to show you where you are.

Applies To: Word 2013



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