Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. 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 Between Fields.

Jumping Between Fields

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 18, 2020)

If you use fields in your documents, there may be times when you want to select the fields quickly. Word provides a way you can do this using two handy shortcut keys:

  • To jump forward to the next field in your document, press F11.
  • To jump backwards to the previous field in your document, press Shift+F11.

When you reach the last field in the document (if moving forward), pressing F11 again does not cycle around to the first field in the file. Similarly, if you are moving backward and reach the first field in the document, Shift+F11 won't cycle to the end of 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 (13203) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Jumping Between Fields.

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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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