I have a Word document with internal links (i.e. a link will jump to anchor in the same document). When I click on one of these links, it jumps to that location, as it is supposed to.

How can I get back to the location I was at before I clicked the link? I can't find a back or forward button anywhere.

Also, if I'm in Outline view, it changes the view to Print Layout. Is there any way to have the back button also switch the view back to how it was originally? In other words, I'm looking for a way to undo the link click.

I'm using Microsoft Word 2011 (for Mac).

2 Answers 2


Use Shift + F5 to return to the last edit location in the document


The answer for Windows is to press Alt + LEFT ARROW. Perhaps the Mac has something very similar to the Alt button?

  • The Alt button is the Option/Alt button on a Mac. Your answer, though, has to do with Windows, not Mac.
    – Allan
    Feb 13, 2017 at 17:33
  • Have you tried it on the Mac?
    – user20221
    Feb 14, 2017 at 17:41

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