How to Rearrange Pages in Word

Have you ever written a document using Microsoft Word and later decided you wanted to rearrange the pages? Fear not. You won’t need to rewrite your entire document as this can be easily accomplished in a few different ways. Microsoft Word allows you to rearrange pages and selected text and move them anywhere you’d like within the document.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word

In this article, we’ll show you how to rearrange pages in Word across all popular devices.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word on a Windows PC

Rearranging pages, or more accurately “moving text,” in Word on a Windows PC can be accomplished by using two different methods. The best one depends on how you originally set up your Word document. Below you’ll find the steps to follow for each of the two scenarios. First, we’ll show you how to rearrange pages if you set up your document using styles and headings.

  1. Click the “View” tab on the top of the screen and checkmark “Navigation Pane.”
  2. Click “Headings” to show the sections of your document.
  3. Right-click on the particular section you’d like to move and click “Select Heading and Content.”
  4. Next, select the heading you want to move and drag it to its new location using the black line for reference and release.

If you haven’t set up your Word document using styles and headings, moving pages can still be easily accomplished. There is an alternative way of rearranging pages which is just as easy as the method described above. However, please be aware that you’ll need to pay much more attention to the content you’re moving since you’ll be using the cut-and-paste method.

Follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text section you’d like to move.
  2. Hold down “Control+Shift” and move the right arrow key to select the entire section you want to move.
  3. Hold down “Control+X” to copy and cut your selection.
  4. Place the cursor at the location you’d like to move your selection.
  5. Hold down “Control+V” to paste your selection into the new location.

You’ve now successfully relocated a section of text to its new location in the document. You’ll need to pay close attention to exactly what text you’ve moved, as it’s very easy to not select all of the required text.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word on a Mac

If you want to rearrange pages, or “move text,” in a Word document on a Mac, you’ll need to use the cut-and-paste method. Please be cautious when using this technique and ensure that you are selecting all of the text you want to move to a new location in your Word document.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text section you’d like to move.
  2. Using your mouse or trackpad, select the portion of the text you’d like to move.
  3. Hold down “Command+X” to copy and cut your selection.
  4. Place the cursor at the location you’d like to move your selection.
  5. Hold down “Command+V” to paste your selection into the new location.

You’ve now relocated your selection of text into its desired location. Again, double-check to ensure that you’ve selected all of the text you wanted to relocate. It’s very easy to miss a word or a few characters at the beginning or end of your selected text.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word on the Web Version

Rearranging pages, or “moving text,” in a Word document using the web version is similar to doing so using the Word app by employing the cut-and-paste technique. Simply follow these steps:

  1. First, place your cursor at the beginning of the text you’d like to move.
  2. Next, select the text you’d like to move. On a PC, hold down “Control+Shift” and move the right arrow key to select the text you’d like to move. For Mac users, use your mouse or trackpad.
  3. Once you have all of the text selected, PC users should hold down “Control+X” to cut and copy your selection. Mac users should hold down “Command+X.”
  4. Place your cursor at the location where you’d like to move the selected text. PC users should hold down “Control+V” to paste the text into the new location. Mac users should hold down “Command+V.”

You’ve now moved your text to its new location. Ensure that you’ve moved all of the text that you wanted to rearrange. It’s all too easy to miss a few words or characters.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word on an iPhone

Rearranging pages, or “moving text,” in a Word document on your iPhone is similar to the methods used on other devices. You should use the cut-and-paste method. As previously noted, pay special attention when you select the text you’d like to move. It’s easy to miss a word or two, or even a few characters.

To rearrange pages in Word on an iPhone, follow the simple steps below:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text you’d like to move with a long-tap on your screen.
  2. Select the text you’d like to move by tapping and dragging the bounding handles until all of the required text is selected.
  3. Tap and hold anywhere in the selected text and select “Copy.”
  4. Now that your text selection has been copied, you can delete the text.
  5. Next, move your cursor to where you’d like to move the selected text and tap.
  6. Select “Paste.”

Your selected text will now be pasted to its new location. Always check to ensure that you’ve moved all the text to its new location, though.

How to Rearrange Pages in Word on an Android

To move text or rearrange pages in Word on an Android, you’ll need to rely on the cut-and-paste method. Please note that when doing so, it’s very important to ensure that you’ve selected all of the text that you’ll be moving. It’s far too easy to miss a word or a couple of characters.

The process is straightforward and can be accomplished by following these easy steps:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text you’d like to move with a long-tap on your screen.
  2. Next, select all of the text you’d like to move elsewhere in the document by tapping and dragging the bounding handles until you’ve selected all of the text.
  3. Tap and hold anywhere in the highlighted text box and tap “Copy.”
  4. You now have that text copied and can delete it in the document.
  5. Move your cursor to where you’d like to relocate the text and tap your screen.
  6. Select “Paste.”

Rearranging Pages in Word on Different Devices Is as Easy as Pie

You’ve now learned how to rearrange pages in Microsoft Word using different devices. Each method is straightforward and accomplishes the goal. It doesn’t matter which device you use – Mac, PC, or smartphone – there’s a quick and easy way to move pages and rearrange text to get your Word document looking exactly the way you’d like.

Have you ever rearranged pages in Word? Did you use similar methods to those outlined in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

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