Keyboard Shortcut To Get Back To Text – Word

One of my subscribers recently asked me if when he finishes keying in a footnote or end-note in Word, is there a way to jump back into the text of his document using his keyboard instead of his mouse. There are actually a couple of ways you can do this…

The Not Keyboard Shortcut

As far as I know, there is no dedicated keyboard shortcut to return to your text once you are in a footnote or end-note. Some folks use Shift + F5 (or Ctrl + Alt + Z) for this purpose. This shortcut cycles through your last several edit locations. When you are keying in a footnote or end-note, this means that it will take you back to your previous edit location, which is typically where you inserted the footnote or end-note reference.

However, this will not always be the case, as you may have jumped into your footnote or end-note directly from the body text by clicking within the note. In that case, Shift +F5 will take you back to wherever you were previously editing your document.

If you know of another way to accomplish this, please share with me!

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Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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