How to go to the End of a MS Word document automatically

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There are two ways you can go to the end of a Word document. The first is to use a keyboard shortcut and the second is to create a macro. There are pros and cons of each approach. Here’s how to do it.

How to go to the end of a Microsoft Word document automatically

Using Keyboard – Go to end of MS Word document

If you want to go directly to the end of a Word document when its opens:

Press Ctrl+End

This takes you to the very last character in the document.

If you want to go back to the start of the document:

Press Ctrl+Home

Using Macros – Go to end of MS Word document

You can also setup a macro to do this.

To create a macro, add the following lines of code in the Autoopen macro:

Sub AutoOpen()
Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdStory
End Sub

Which is better?

If you simply want to go to the end of the document, then use Ctrl+End.

However, if you want to run several macros at the same time, for example, to change fonts, format the document and so on, then use the macro to bring you to the end of the document when it’s finished processing.

Does this work on your keyboard? What other shortcuts do you use in Microsoft Word?

Have you seen these templates?