Use the Navigation Pane in Word to Easily Reorganize Documents

By Lowell Heddings on April 14th, 2011


Microsoft Word has a zillion features, and even after using it for a while, you’re always finding something new. The Navigation Pane is a great feature that lets you easily skip between sections, but even more useful is the ability to use it to reorganize your documents.

Reorganizing Documents with the Navigation Pane

Simply head to the View tab and then click the Navigation Pane option to enable the panel on the left-hand side.


Now you can right-click on any heading in your document, which reveals a menu that allows you to reorganize the heading levels easily, insert new headings, or even delete an entire section. And, of course, you can simply click on one of the items to navigate to it easily.


You can also drag and drop sections around, which is really convenient when you’re trying to put together an outline.


Lastly, you can use the search box to quickly search through sections, and it’ll highlight the sections in the list. Quite handy.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/14/11
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