Microsoft Word Footnotes – Navigate without Scrolling

Editing a Word document containing footnotes can be time-consuming:

  • After inserting a new footnote, return to previous editing position: How to get out of the footnotes window?
  • How to quickly find footnotes?
  • Move / Copy / Delete a footnote

Most of us navigate through a document by scrolling with the mouse,
or by using keyboard commands (Up/Down, Page Up / Page Down):

It has become habit, our eyes focused on moving text on the screen …
hoping to “spot” the target text in time to stop moving through the document.
Doing this often adds to eye strain, time loss, and in my case – higher frustration.

Use this trick to Return to Previous editing position – after inserting a new footnote: