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I make regular small edits to a 150 page document and find it frustrating that word does not remember what part of the document I last edited. Is there some option I can set in word so that it does remember, or if not, can someone suggest an easy trick to help with this problem.

EDIT: The document is divided into a great many chapters and sub-sections and sub-sub-sections. Any tips on quickly jumping around from section to section would go a long way to helping with my problem. In outlining mode, with all the outlines closed, jumping around the file is a joy... but very irritatingly, when word is shut down and re-started, it opens all the outlines. So at the moment, at the beginning of every editing session I manually close all the outlines, then I can more easily navigate to the part I want to edit. This feels very clumsy, especially if all I want to do is add one sentence somewhere.

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Sounds like bookmarks could help you here. – random Apr 2 '10 at 13:39
What, no vi fanboys wanted to jump in? :-) – Joe Internet Apr 2 '10 at 15:54
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Answering my own question... I've just discovered that I can close all the outlines in one shot by clicking "Show Level 1". This means I can jump to whatever section I like pretty quickly. Using a bookmark as suggested by "random" is useful too.

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If your sections are named something unique (like Chapter 1, 2, etc...), you can search for that section, Ctrl + F. – nicorellius Apr 2 '10 at 17:03

During an editing session:

Undo then Redo.  

At the start of an editing session:


Note the latter may require an edit to

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@hugh allen: sounds like a genius idea.. but upon starting word, undo and redo are greyed out :-( – Mick Apr 2 '10 at 13:44
@Mick: No, it only works within an editing session, not after loading a saved document :( – Hugh Allen Apr 2 '10 at 13:51

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