Reorganize a document in the Navigation pane

Move parts of your document around quickly by dragging their headings in the Navigation pane. You can also change the level of headings, and you can add new headings.

First, apply styles to the headings. The styles tell Word how to show the headings.

Then open the Navigation pane by pressing Ctrl+F or clicking 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.

To move a heading and its content, click Headings in the Navigation pane and drag the heading to its new location.

Browse by headings in the Navigation pane

The heading and text in the document move to that location.

To change a heading’s level or to add a new heading before or after it, right-click the heading in the Navigation pane and choose the action you want.

Right-click menu options for headings in the Navigation pane

Tip:  To print just that part of the document, right-click the heading and choose Print Heading and Content.

Note:  If a document contains protected regions, you might not be able to drag a section beyond the last protected region.

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