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How to move pages in Word – rearranging pages

In Microsoft Word, pages aren’t something you can just click and drag to move or rearrange. You can do that with the content on the pages but not the pages itself. This is because the pages are just containers that hold the content in it such as text, images, etc.

That being said, the only way you can move and rearrange your pages in Word is to play with the content on those pages. And there are two easy ways to do that.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Move pages in Word by Copy and page content

The technique here is to copy the content on the page you want to move, and then paste it in the destination page.

Below are the steps to move pages in Word with copy and paste:

Go to View>Navigation pane
  • On the navigation pane, click on the Pages tab. Thumbnails of all the pages will be shown. Click to select the page you wish to move.
Navigation pane and pages
  • When you click on the page, the curser will jump to the beginning of the selected page. Press Shift+PgDn on your keyboard until the entire page is selected.
  • After selecting the page, press Ctrl+X to copy the selected content on the page.
  • Now go to the end of the page you want to move to and press Ctrl+V to paste.

This is how you may move pages in Word by copying and pasting the content to different pages.

Rearrange Headings

This techniques will work for you if your content has headings applied. This way, you can move the content under the various headings freely.

To do so, obey the following instructions:

  • Go to the View tab and check the Navigation Pane command. This will display the Navigation Pane.
Go to View>Navigation pane
  • Click on the Headings tab to list all the available Headings in the document.
  • Now click and move the headings to rearrange the the way you like. Rearranging the headings will rearragne the pages or content as well.
move pages in word

This is how you may move pages in Word by rearranging the Headings.