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How do I create a "back" button in Microsoft Word 2010?

I would like to know how to create a "back" button to have when I click on a hyperlink that takes me many pages away from my previous page.  I think there is some sort of VBA/macro solution to this?
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Sachin Parab

8/22/2022 - Mon

If you use Insert | Hyperlink and choose Place in this Document over on the left, you can choose from different headings and bookmarks throughout the document and link to those. (Of course that means you need to have used heading styles if you want to link to those, otherwise use bookmarks.)

Or you can add a bookmark to the place you want to go, then add a cross-reference to the text you need to click to get back there. These are also on the Insert tab.

I know how to do this but this is not what I am looking for.  I want a button that allows me to go back to the place I was at before clicking a hyperlink.  Meaning if I am in Section II of the document on page 5 and I click on a hyperlink to "Appendix A" on page 36 I want to be able to travel back to page 5 when I'm done with Appendix A.  You see what I am asking?

Yes, I understand now. I don't know how to do that, sorry.
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What happens when the user presses Alt+left arrow buttons?

That's what I've been doing myself.  But this is a document I will eventually pass onto others so I wanted to make it dummy proof. I could install a statement in there about how you can do ALT+left arrow but you know how people don't read.  They like big shiny buttons instead.

Still wanted that button.

how about hover text?

you might be able to create what you seek with a feature that was introduced several versions ago.  It was a way to package code to do intelligent things.  I thought it was merely another way to introduce viruses into our environments.  I'm blanking on the name, but I think it begins with "S".  Microsoft makes use of these in their Office products as situational pop-up menu launchers.
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