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Jumping to a Specific Page

When you're typing a long document, you often need to get to a particular page to make a change. You can, of course, navigate to that page by using the standard mouse and keyboard techniques described in this chapter. However, it's often faster to use Word's Go To feature, which enables you to jump directly to any page in your document.

Jump to a Specific Page

To use the Go To command to jump to a specific page, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Edit, Go To to display the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  2. Type the number of the page in the Enter Page Number text box (see Figure 3.12).

Figure 3.12Figure 3.12 Type the desired page number in the Enter Page Number text box.

  1. Click the Go To button (or press Enter). Word jumps to the page you specified. (You can check the page number in the status bar to confirm this.)

  2. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to go to other pages. Otherwise, click the Close button.

One unusual aspect of the Find and Replace dialog box (and a few other dialog boxes as well), is that you can click outside of the dialog box and edit your text while the dialog box is open. Most dialog boxes close as soon as you click the OK button, and you can't edit your document while the dialog box is displayed.

Word leaves the Find and Replace dialog box open after you click the Go To button so that you can continue using the dialog box to jump to other pages in the document. If you need to edit text on the current page, click outside of the dialog box to deactivate it and activate the document. The dialog box's title bar turns gray to let you know that it no longer has the focus. Revise your text, and then click the title bar of the dialog box to activate it again. You can then use the Go To command to travel to another page. When you're finished using Go To, click the Close button in the dialog box.

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As you can see in Figure 3.12, the Go to What list in the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box lets you go to other items besides pages. When you click a different item in this list—Line or Footnote, for example—the options on the right side of the dialog box change to enable you to tell Word which specific instance of the item you want to go to.

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