Making your Microsoft Word Docs Interactive

January 23, 2015


  1. Navigation Pane: If you apply heading styles from the style gallery to your section or topic headings in Word 2010 or 2013, all you need to do is turn on the Navigation Pane to allow your document readers to navigate easily to different sections. Just go to the View tab, and in the Show group, look for the Navigation Pane check box. It will appear on the right. You can right click on any topic there to expand or collapse subheadings, too!
  2. Table of Contents: Did you now that a line item in the Table of Contents is a clickable link? Again, if you’ve used heading styles and the Table of Contents tool (References, Table of Contents in the Table of Contents group), all you need to do is hold your Ctrl key down and click anywhere in the line item to navigate to that page!
  3. Bookmarks: Whether or not you’ve used styles, you can create bookmarks at different places in your document. On the Insert tab, look in the Links group and click Bookmark. Navigate to the location that you want to be able to return to quickly. Then, click the Bookmark button. Name it and click Add. Now, at the beginning of the document you can insert a hyperlink to it by clicking the Hyperlink button or using the Ctrl+K shortcut. Choose Place in this document and select your bookmark.

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