Tip of the week # 472
12 January 2016

Quickly jump to specific parts such as pages, tables or pictures (Microsoft Word) *

In Word, you can quickly jump to specific parts of your document using the Go To command. There are 13 bits you can jump to, but the one I find most helpful is to go to a specific page or flick through all the tables or pictures I inserted.

Here's how:

  1. Press CTRL + G (for Go To). If you don't like keyboard shortcuts, go to the Editing group on the Home tab, click on the arrow next to Find and then click Go To. (But why would you want to do that?)
  2. If you want to jump to a specific page, simply type the page number and press ENTER. To flick through your pictures, select the Graphic option from the Go to what box and press ENTER until you've found the picture you're looking for.
  3. Press ESC to close the dialog box. (Or pick up your mouse and click on Close.)

As long as you don't close down MS Word, when you next use CTRL + G or the Go To command it will remember what you were last looking for. And finally, CTRL + Page Up (PgUp) or CTRL + Page Down (PgDn) will do the same.

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.