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    Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    When I have a multiple page document open & hit the Page Down key I find that it only scrolls half a page, is there some setting that needs to be tweaked so it - does what it says on the tin -so to speak, please. Regards Dave.
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    You can use Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down to scroll by page; Page Up and Page Down scroll by screen.

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Hi Hans. Sorry; I did not make myself clear, what I should have said was, ie With the text style set to Comic Sans MS with a number 12 font there are 46 lines of text to a page. Having read to the last visible line & hitting the Page Down key moves the text up half the screen which means I have to remember & search for the last word / line read to continue reading. If it is possible in MS Word 2002 to assign a keyboard short cut to bring the next unread line to the top of the screen it would be less hassle. Hitting the Ctrl + Page Down key does (as you state] bring the first line of the next page to the top of the screen but that is not exactly what I would like to happen. I hope that makes sense. Regards Dave.
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    I don't think there is a keyboard shortcut for that. (You can do this by clicking above or below the "thumb" of the vertical scroll bar, but I know that you want to avoid using the mouse)

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Hi again David

    This also depends on the resolution of your screen, I have just created a document , comic sans at 12 pt. I have a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 on my laptop as I type this and I only have 25 lines visible. However if I change the resolution to 800 x 600 it shows 16!!

    There is no real way that Word can tell the last line at the bottom of the screen at different resolutions unfortunately.

    I suppose a work around you could use the highlight tool on the formatting tool bar to show the last line or word read. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Thanks gentlemen, did not expect anyone on the GMT zone or earlier to be browsing at this time of the night, I suppose you are out of the same mold as myself, night owls. Yeh, the thought had crossed my mind to somehow mark / highlight the last line / word but on hitting any key the highlight is canceled so that is a no no. Must keep searching as I suspect there may be some trick up MS sleeve that will work. Thanks anyway Dave.
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    WELLLLLLLLLLLL well well, no sooner had I clicked the send tab that the thought occurred to me to position the cursor anywhere on the text, press the wheel on the mouse then set the text scrolling very slowly. To pause or stop the scrolling just requires a slight repositioning of the mouse forward. Dave.
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    If you want to avoid clicking as much as possible, you can assign the AutoScroll command to a custom keyboard shortcut:
    - Select Tools | Customize...
    - Click Keyboard...
    - Select 'All Commands' in the list of categories.
    - Select 'AutoScroll' in the list of commands.
    - Click in the box labeled 'Press new shortcut key'.
    - Press the shortcut you want to use.
    - Click Assign, then click Close (twice).
    Pressing the shortcut key will activate AutoScroll mode. You'll still have to move the mouse slightly forward or backward to scroll the document.

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    You could do this with a simple Macro. All you need to do is add this Macro to Normal.Dot or a global template and assign it to a shortcut key.
    <code>
    Sub ScrollScreen()
    ActiveWindow.LargeScroll
    End Sub
    </code>

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Thanks Hans, understood, familiar with assigning keyboard shortcuts, assigned one. For the benefit of any who don't know, by trial and error I have just found out that [unlike other shortcuts like AllCaps] it does not Toggle the function so hitting the Esc key stops the text from scrolling. To start scrolling again either press the scroll wheel on the mouse or assigned shortcut key /s and the mouse must be pushed forward to determine the speed of scrolling. Stuart: I have seen may references to marcos but have never assigned one so [though it will be as easy as falling off a log for zillions] for me I will need step by step instruction but what (if any) would be the advantage of creating one over a keyboard shortcut? Regards Dave.
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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Dave,

    This Macro will do what your original post asked for, it will scroll the line that is currently at the bottom of the window so that it is just above the top of the window.

    Have a look at <post:=21,373>post 21,373</post:> for simple instructions on how to create your first Macro. Use the text that I supplied above as the content of your Macro.
    Then create a shortcut to this Macro and it will do exactly what you want.

    StuartR

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Edited by HansV to correct two typos - thanks to StuartR for pointing them out!

    Stuart meant that you can create a macro that scrolls one screen down (or up), and assign the macro to a keyboard shortcut for ease of use.

    Step-by-step instructions:
    - Select Tools | Macro | Macros or press Alt+F8.
    - Type ScrollDown in the 'Macro name' box.
    - Make sure that the 'Macros in' dropdown at the bottom says 'All active templates and documents'.
    - Click Create.
    - The Visual Basic Editor will be activated, and the 'skeleton' for your new macro will already be created for you.
    - Press the Tab key once, then type the line

    ActiveWindow.LargeScroll Down:=1

    - The lines starting with an apostrophe are comments, you can remove them if you like, or leave them.
    - Your macro should look like this, with the comments omitted:

    Sub ScrollDown()
    ActiveWindow.LargeScroll Down:=1
    End Sub

    - Press Alt+F11 to return to Word.
    - Repeat the above, but now name the macro ScrollUp, and type the line

    ActiveWindow.LargeScroll Up:=1

    - Your macro should look like this (again, without the comments):

    Sub ScrollUp()
    ActiveWindow.LargeScroll Up:=1
    End Sub

    - Press Alt+F11 to switch back to Word.
    - Assign the macros to convenient keyboard shortcuts. (Select Macros in the list of Categories)

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    Re: Page scrolling (XP 2002 SP2)

    Thanks as ever Hans & Stuart, I shall have a go, always up for a challenge as long as it is not to complex. The mouse is having it's nose pushed out bit by bit with info like this. Much appreciated Dave.
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