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Word - Move Around

Word provides a number of ways to move around a document using the mouse and the keyboard.

First let us create some sample text before we proceed. To create a sample text there is a short cut available. Open a new document and type =rand() and just press enter to see the magic. Word will create following content for you:

Move Around

Moving with Mouse:

You can easily move the insertion point by clicking in your text anywhere on the screen. Sometime if document is big then you can not see a place where you want to move. In such situation you would have to use the scroll bars, as shown in the following screen shot:

Move Around

You can scroll your document by rolling your mouse wheel, which is equivalent to clicking the up-arrow or down-arrow buttons in the scroll bar.

Moving with Scroll Bars:

As shown in the above screen capture, there are two scroll bars: one for moving vertically within the document, and one for moving horizontally. Using the vertical scroll bar, you may:

  • Move upward by one line by clicking the upward-pointing scroll arrow.

  • Move downward by one line by clicking the downward-pointing scroll arrow.

  • Move one next page, using next page button (footnote).

  • Move one previous page, using previous page button (footnote).

  • Use Browse Object button to move through the document, going from one chosen object to the next.

Moving with Keyboard:

The following keyboard commands, used for moving around your document, also move the insertion point:

KeystrokeWhere the Insertion Point Moves
Forward ArrowForward one character
Backword ArrowBack one character
Upward ArrowUp one line
Downard ArrowDown one line
PageUpTo the previous screen
PageDownTo the next screen
HomeTo the beginning of the current line
EndTo the end of the current line

You can move word by word or paragraph by paragraph. You would have to hold down the Ctrl key while pressing an arrow key, which moves the insertion point as described here:

Key CombinationWhere the Insertion Point Moves
Ctrl + Forward ArrowTo the next word
Ctrl + Backword ArrowTo the previous word
Ctrl + Upward ArrowTo the start of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Downard ArrowTo the start of the next paragraph
Ctrl + PageUpTo the previous browse object
Ctrl + PageDownTo the next browse object
Ctrl + HomeTo the beginning of the document
Ctrl + EndTo the end of the document
Shift + F5To the last place you changed in your document.

Moving with Go To Command:

Press F5 key to use Go To command, which will display a dialogue box where you will have various options to reach to a particular page.

Normally we use page number or line number or section number to go directly on a particular page and finally press Go To button.