How to Use the Microsoft Word Go To Command

In Brief...

Use Word's Go To feature to locate certain elements in your document.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. From the Home tab, in the Editing group, select Find and then select Go To.
    Select Find Then Go To

  2. On the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box, use the options under Go to what to locate certain elements.
    Go To Tab

  3. In the text box, enter plus (+) or minus (-) and a number to move through the specified element in the document and click Go To.
    Enter Section Number

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Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.