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WORD 2013 - Navigation Pane vs. Old-School FIND dialog

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Hello,

In my previous experience with Word (2007 and back), pressing CTRL-F brought up the FIND dialog box. Now, it brings up the Navigation pane. While the later can be useful (e.g. displaying multiple 'hits' on the text I'm searching) , there are time's I'd prefer the old school method.

For what it's worth, when I click on FIND in the upper right corner (or choose find from its dropdown menu) I get the Navigation pane. If I choose ADVANCED FIND, I get the old school dialog.
WORD Find on Ribbon
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1. Is there a way to reconfigure Word to bring up the old-school Find dialog?

2. If I do so, then is there still a way for me to bring up the Navigation pane manually?

Thanks,
Steve
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1. yes... you can edit the shortcut command by going to File → Options → Customize Ribbon; then click on the "keyboard shortcuts: Customize" button, select "Home Tab" on left, then select "EditFind" on right.  click the box for "assign new shortcut key" then press Ctrl + F, and click assign.

2. to access navigation pane, select view tab on ribbon, then under "Show" → Navigation pane

edit shortcuts in 2010
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Thank you, Trenton. That worked.

Btw, is it expected behavior that if I activate the navigation pane, that if I exit WORD and go back in that it will still be visible?
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yeah, it's like the document map on 2003... turning it on or off gets saved to the normal.dot template and persists across opening and closing word.
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Thanks again. I added your last remark as an Assisted Solution for clarity in case others would read this thread.

Steve
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