How to create and quickly navigate a document by subject. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to create an expandable document that gathers information into subject catagories, over time, that includes a table of contents. As I gather information I want to quickly be able to navigate to the appropriate subject and paste it in.  What is the format that will allow me to do that most efficiently?  I need to be able to quickly get to the subject and paste in the information over and over until I build my reference book.  Thanks!

    I figured it out!  I created headings, then added a table of contents, then opened the navigation pane, and BAM!  I can quickly get to all my subjects.  Thanks Guys!

    • Edited by 101George Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:52 PM
    Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:54 PM

All replies

  • Simply create headings for each of your categories - using an appropriate Heading Style, then insert a Table of Contents at the start of the document. By default, clicking on a Table of Contents entry will take you to the relevant heading. If you add the hyperlink forward/back arrows to the QAT, you can even use those to navigate between wherever you are and a heading or Table of Contents entry. In Outline view, you can also expand/contract content by Heading without recourse to the Table of Contents.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:44 PM
  • Hi George,

    Did macropod's answer resolved your problem?
    You can mark it as answer if it helped and please help us close the thread. 

    Best Regadrs,


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:38 AM