How To Jump To A Page In Google Docs

Google Docs is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and sharing documents online. With its easy-to-use interface and powerful features, it’s no wonder that millions of people around the world use it every day. However, navigating through lengthy documents might be a bit challenging. In today’s blog, we’ll show you a quick and easy way to jump to a specific page in Google Docs.

Method 1: Using the ‘Find and Replace’ Feature

One of the simplest ways to jump to a specific page in Google Docs is to use the ‘Find and Replace’ function. This method is especially useful if you know a specific word or phrase that’s on the page you’re trying to find. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard to open the ‘Find and Replace’ dialog box.
  2. Type the word or phrase that you’re looking for.
  3. Press Enter and Google Docs will take you to the page where the word or phrase is found.

Method 2: Using the ‘Go to Page’ Feature in the Document Outline

Another way to jump to a specific page in Google Docs is by using the ‘Go to page’ feature in the ‘Document Outline’ panel. This method requires you to add headings to your document, as Google Docs uses these to create an outline of your document. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Click on the ‘View’ menu at the top of the screen.
  2. Choose ‘Show document outline’ from the dropdown menu. The outline panel will appear on the left side of your screen.
  3. In the outline panel, click on the heading that’s on the page you want to go to. Google Docs will take you to the page where the heading is located.
function jumpToPage(pageNumber) {
    var doc = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument();
    var body = doc.getBody();
    var paragraphs = body.getParagraphs();
    for (var i = 0; i < paragraphs.length; i++) {
        var paragraph = paragraphs[i];
        var text = paragraph.getText();
        var pageNum = paragraph.getPageLineNumber();
        if (pageNum == pageNumber) {
            DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().setCursor(paragraph.getChild(0), 0);

This function can be used in Google Apps Script to programmatically jump to a specific page in a Google Doc. It works by iterating over all the paragraphs in the document until it finds one that is on the desired page, and then sets the cursor to the start of that paragraph.

Google Docs may not have a built-in feature to jump to a specific page, but with these methods and a little bit of scripting, you can easily navigate your way through even the longest documents. Happy writing!