Move Around in Word 2010


In this chapter, we will discuss how to move around in Word 2010. Word provides a number of ways to move around a document using the mouse and the keyboard.

To begin with, let us create some sample text. To create a sample text, there is a short cut available. Open a new document and type =rand() and press Enter. Word will create the following content for you −

Word Sample Text

Moving with Mouse

You can easily move the insertion point by clicking in your text anywhere on the screen. There may be instances when a document is big and you cannot see a place where you want to move. Here, you will have to use the scroll bars, as shown in the following screenshot −

Word Scroll Bars

You can scroll through 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 screenshot, 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 the next page button (footnote).

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

  • Use the 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 −

Keystroke Where the Insertion Point Moves
Forward Arrow Forward one character
Backword Arrow Back one character
Upward Arrow Up one line
Downard Arrow Down one line
PageUp To the previous screen
PageDown To the next screen
Home To the beginning of the current line
End To 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 Combination Where the Insertion Point Moves
Ctrl + Forward Arrow To the next word
Ctrl + Backword Arrow To the previous word
Ctrl + Upward Arrow To the start of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Downard Arrow To the start of the next paragraph
Ctrl + PageUp To the previous browse object
Ctrl + PageDown To the next browse object
Ctrl + Home To the beginning of the document
Ctrl + End To the end of the document
Shift + F5 To the last place you changed in your document.

Moving with Go To Command

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

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

Word Go To Command