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How to use the Navigation Pane in Microsoft Word

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It is easy to have a Navigation Pane enabled to locate the exact information when working on a large multi-page document. This will help you to save time on getting the information for their task. Let’s see the other uses of the navigation pane on Microsoft Word.

How to enable Navigation Pane from the document

  1. Click the View tab on Ribbon.
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  1. Look for Navigation Pane and put a check on it. The Navigation Pane will show on the left side of the document.
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Browse by Headings

If a user applied heading styles on the body of the document, this will appear on the Navigation Pane. The Navigation Pane does not display headings that are in tables, text boxes, or headers or footers.

  1. Click Headings on the Navigation Pane and it will show the list of headings.
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  1. Select the correct heading to get to the exact portion of the document.
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Tip: To show or hide the subheading under the heading, click the arrowhead next to the heading.

Reorganise your document

You can move parts of your document around by moving them in the Navigation Pane. You can also change the level of headings and can add new headings.

  1. Click the Headings tab in the Navigation Pane.
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  1. Do the following:
    • To move part of the document, click the heading and drag it to the new location.
    • To change the heading’s level or add a new heading, right-click on the heading and choose the action you want.
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Use the Navigation Pane in Word

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