Word – Using the Navigation View
Microsoft Word provides a great view for you to be able to identify the hierarchy of the headings in your document.
The topmost heading (Heading 1) will appear on the left with each additional heading being indented underneath it.
When a heading is clicked on, the reader will be taken to that specific section.
Opening the Navigation View
- Select the VIEW tab up top.
- Select the checkbox next to NAVIGATION PANE.
- Make sure HEADINGS is selected in the Navigation Pane.
- All listed items are section headings and show the current hierarchy.
Here we see the top most heading, Course Name.
All other headings, with the exception of Office Hours, exist on the same level.
Headings/Sections that contain additional lower level headings, like Instructor Information, have a dropdown arrow to the left of it.
Clicking it with hide and show the other headings within that section.
- You can click a heading to automatically jump to that section within the document.