Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Jumping to a Specific Page.

Jumping to a Specific Page

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 11, 2015)

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Word allows you to move the insertion point to any page in your document by using the Go To command. To take advantage of this feature, follow these steps:

  1. Press F5. Word displays the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. On the left side of the dialog box, make sure that you indicate you want to go to a page (this should be the default choice). (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  4. Enter the page number to which you want to move.
  5. Click on Go To, or press Enter.

If, instead of entering a page number (step 3), you simply click on the Next button, Word moves to the next page in the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9140) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Jumping to a Specific Page.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2018-05-06 18:43:53

John Lindner

I have Word for Mac version 16.12 operating on my Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.4
I found the GoTo menu by hitting OptionCmd something (and now I can't repeat it).
And every time I hit the go to page number, I came up with a blank page (there are no blank pages in my document), that went away every time I hit the Escape or something key. This is weird.


2018-05-06 07:57:01

Brian Crane

Ctl G in Word 2016 works OK as does F5 - Find & Replace window should appear. It works for me.


2018-05-05 19:44:43

Sam Hobbs

I am using the current version of Word and Ctrl-G does nothing. Also F5 does nothing.


2016-07-22 23:45:42

Stephen Gray

In my large document, Go To NEVER goes to the right place, but stops several or many pages prior to the right one. This is one of the least important of the scores of bugs and omissions I have found in Word.


2015-05-13 12:01:30

Len

Thanks for all the great suggestions. It's Mer's which comes the closest to meeting my needs. Only problem is that this technique will not jump back to the menu in my Word 2013. So, I want: Ctrl. click on a ToC entry, jump to the page, review the page as necessary, then a way to jump back to the same spot in the ToC.

Thanks all

Len


2015-05-12 10:12:19

Glenn Case

Len:

Check out the discussion at

http://wordribbon.tips.net/T012266_Jumping_Back_to_the_TOC.html


2015-05-11 19:54:54

Len Babin

This is neat but I would really like to be able to jump to a place from a Table of Contents entry then jump back.


2015-04-13 11:27:54

Mer Johnson

After going to another location in a document, you can return to your former location with Shift-F5 and then toggle back and forth between the two locations.


2015-04-13 09:35:10

Lisa

CTRL+G also opens the dialog box.


2015-04-11 14:22:29

Bob Sellars

Further to Aprile's comment the Status Bar (bottom of the screen) has many other useful shortcuts and is a shortcut to bringing up the Navigation box, which has the GoTo Page number box in it.


2015-04-11 12:24:41

Aprile Morgan

Another way to bring up the Go To box is double click on the page number in the status bar


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