Using the browse buttons to navigate a document

Below the vertical scroll bar, in the lower-right corner of the Word window, are browse buttons.

browse buttons

You can click the Previous and Next buttons to navigate a document by browsing.

By default, the buttons will browse one page at a time--that is, a full page up or a full page down. But you can control what object is used to browse by. For example, you might choose to browse by section, comment, figure, table, or field.

  1. Click the Select Browse Object button between the Previous and Next buttons.

    browse object button

  2. Make a selection of a browse object.

When you have selected an object other than Page to browse by, the Previous and Next buttons become blue.

When you use a command such as Find or Go To, the browse object is changed automatically. To return to browsing by page, select Page from the Browse Object menu.
Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down are the keyboard shortcut equivalents to Previous and Next. By default, these keyboard shortcuts navigate a document by browsing up one page and down one page. However, if you change the browse object, the behavior of these keys will be modified accordingly.
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