Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Using the GotoButton Field.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 22, 2017)
One of the fields included in Word simulates the Go To command, which is available from the Edit menu. This feature allows you to define a field that will appear as a "button" in your document. If the user double-clicks on the field, then Word jumps to the location in the document specified by the field. The syntax for the field is as follows:
GotoButton Location Display
where Location is the name of the bookmark or other valid Go To location to which you wish to jump, and Display is the text you want displayed by the field code. If you use a graphic instead of text for Display, then the graphic is displayed. When a user double-clicks on the displayed text or graphic, then Word jumps to the location specified by Location.
To use this field code, follow these steps:
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