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How to return to a place of recent editing in Word

Word remembers where you edited your document recently.

When working on a huge document in Word, sometimes you need to return to where you edited the text recently. By bad fortune, this place in most cases appears to be beyond the screen, and you must scroll the document up or down and seek it, losing your time.

Word is packed with useful commands and shortcuts, and there is a special shortcut for returning to the place of the last editing. Here it is: SHIFT+F5.

  • Feature #1: Word remembers the five last places of editing, so pressing SHIFT+F5 again “scrolls” you through them.
  • Feature #2: SHIFT+F5 works in all recent versions of Word: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2021.
  • Feature #3: Even if you close the document and open it again, Word still remembers where the cursor has been the last time and returns it there!

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