MS Word 2010 has a good number of new features, including the single click graphical enhancements to images, in-built screen capture tool and Paste Preview options. One of the newly added features is the Navigation Pane and advanced search included within this pane. You no longer have to scroll through paragraphs of text to copy and paste sections manually within a document. The Navigation Pane gives an easy way to navigate through your document and a simple to use drag and drop functionality to move sections.
How to show the Navigation Pane in MS Word 2010?
By default the
navigation pane remains hidden in MS Word 2010. You can view this Pane by checking the
Navigation Pane box on the View ribbon. (see below screenshot) The
navigation pane consists of 3 tabs: a tab for browsing headings , a Page browsing tab and a search box with some advanced options .
How to quickly find your way through Word 2010 document using the Navigation Pane?
Finding text and working with it becomes a pain as your document becomes lengthy. Word 2010 gives an easy way to jump to
sections through the
Headings tab in the
navigation pane, which displays a tree view of different
sections of the document, based on the heading levels. In the example document (
screenshot below) there are two
the document each with 3 different heading levels: Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3, arranged in a hierarchical order. Add a title to your document and the
navigation pane displays a topmost tab with an upward arrow.
Jumping to any of the
sections is easy; just
click on the heading in the
Drag and drop any of the
headings to move it to a different section and all it’s subheadings also get moved automatically.
Right clicking on any heading gives an array of options like adding a new heading before or after it, promoting or demoting the heading. If you promote a heading 2, it becomes heading 1 and it’s subheading heading 3 automatically becomes heading 2. You can expand or collapse the
navigation pane, choose as many heading levels as you want to display in the tree with “Show Heading Levels…” option and even select and print the selected heading and it’s content which includes all it’s subheadings.
Search made simple in MS Word 2010
Searching through your document is simplified with some
advanced options and an intuitive user interface in
MS Word 2010. Enter text in the
Search box and Word 2010 highlights all the findings in your document as you are typing it. Searching for a word highlights it through out
the document and also displays snippets of text containing the word in the
navigation pane making it easy to quickly jump to any of those
screenshot below). Select any word in the text and press the short cut CTRL + F to immediately highlight the word through out
Click on the magnifying icon or the drop down icon gives an array of options to find text, graphics, tables and even comments by reviewer name. Clicking on “Options…” opens the Search Options menu.
The Options menu for search lets you set some highly useful and advanced search options like finding words that sound like your search term in English and Japanese, wildcard specification etc. Incremental find lets you find text as you are typing it.
Word 2010 definitely makes life more easy with the new
navigation pane and search feature.