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    ridiculously fast scroll (any)

    I'm sure this has been addressed mucho momento times before; why does Word scroll so insanely quickly, and what can be done to slow it down?
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    Re: ridiculously fast scroll (any)

    There was a problem with uncontrollably fast scrolling in Word 97, but this was fixed in Word 2002 and later.

    So:
    - Which version of Word are you using?
    - How exactly are you scrolling?

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    Re: ridiculously fast scroll (any)

    I'm in Windows 2003. I select a cell in a table and scroll up to select rows going beyond the screen age. It just flies. I've never had a version of word 03 that didn't do this!

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    Re: ridiculously fast scroll (any)

    Scrolling in a table does appear to be faster than in normal text.

    You could try the following alternatives:

    1) Click and shift+click:
    - Click at one end of the text you want to select.
    - Use the mouse to go to the other end.
    - Shift+click to select everything in between.

    2) Use Shift+arrow keys:
    - Click at one end of the text you want to select.
    - Hold down Shift while pressing the up or down arrow key to select text.

    3) Use Extend mode:
    - Click at one end of the text you want to select.
    - Press F8 to activate extend mode.
    - Both clicking elsewhere and using the arrow keys will now extend the selection.
    - Press Esc when you want to exit extend mode.

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