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How to use the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word

The Navigation Pane feature in Microsoft Office Word allows users to quickly search through the document they are working on.

If you often work with lengthy Word documents, the Navigation Pane comes in handy when trying: to find text, to browse page by page and to re organize your Microsoft Word document.

This article shows you how to use the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Office Word, to explore your document in multiple ways.

How to show the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word

Step 1. Click the View tab.

Step 2. Check the Navigation Pane box.

The Navigation Pane will appear on the left of your Microsoft Word document. It includes a search field for you to search for text in your document, as well as three ways to browse: by heading, page or search results.

Using the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word

Navigating your Microsoft Word document by Pages or Headings allows you to peruse through it very quickly.

Here is a guide to using the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word:

Browse by Pages

Step 1. Click the Pages tab in the Navigation Pane.

Every page in the Microsoft Word document is represented by a thumbnail.

You can scroll through the list to get a quick overview of how the Word document appears.

Step 2. Select a page from the thumbnails and Microsoft Word immediately redirects you to the selected page.

When you do scroll through the document, Microsoft Word also highlights the page you are on in the Navigation Pane, to help you keep track of your location.

Browse by Headings

Step 1. Click the Headings tab in the Navigation Pane.

The Navigation Pane now displays all the headings in your Microsoft Word document.

Step 2. To get to the heading in your Microsoft Word document, click that heading in the Navigation Pane. Microsoft Word will redirect to the heading selected.

If you scroll through your document, Word highlights the heading in the Navigation Pane to show you where you are. To go back to the top, click the arrow highlighted

How to find text using the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word

To search for text in your document using the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word, type a search term or phrase into the search bar displayed in the Navigation Pane.

Word automatically searches your document for matching text entries and highlights the results for easy identification.

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