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Thread: Word 2007 - Force Screen Refresh
2012-02-06, 08:43 #1
Word 2007 - Force Screen Refresh
How can I force a screen refresh in Word 2007? I saw an old thread here suggesting I use Me.Repaint, but I must be missing something when I try this because I get errors when I try to run the macro. My issue is word wrap at the end of a line. Sometimes, and maybe it's related to the screen trying redraw with hyphenation, but I'll back up a word and try to type near that word, but the screen is not displaying the exact location of the insertion point so I wind up typing in the wrong place (e.g., in the middle of a word). I thought redrawing the screen might help this. Any suggestions on a macro to do this??
2012-02-06, 20:02 #2
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Generally speaking you shouldn't have to force a screen refresh to get the screen to update in Word. On rare occasions the screen display may 'hang' in some kind of inaccurate display - that can usually be cured by doing a couple of Page Up or Page Downs.
It can also help to work in Draft mode, if you're seeing problems with the screen updating.
I don't tend to use hyphenation, but that could, in a long document, cause some screen updating issues as Word would have to keep updating the end of every line, at least in a given paragraph, while you're editing it. Working in draft mode should definitely help there.
Me.Repaint sounds like a command relating to a userform, not to the application window. But in general use, it shouldn't be necessary to resort to a macro to get the screen to update.
2012-02-07, 10:29 #3
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On very rare occasions, I have found it useful to manually refresh the screen in Word.
I created a macro and added that to my QAT. The macro is a very simple one, saved in my Normal template.
Sub RefreshDisplay() Application.ScreenRefresh End Sub
Added: In Word 2010 (can't access 2007 right now), you can also get the Screen Refresh command directly off the QAT > All Commands list.
Last edited by kmurdock; 2012-02-07 at 10:31.
2012-02-08, 06:55 #4
Thanks for the reply. You gave me an idea for a macro that uses a bookmark and PageUp. However, then I saw Kim's suggestion, so I thought I'd try that. I didn't know there was a ScreenRefresh command (although I guess I should have assumed there was). ;-)
2012-02-08, 06:56 #5
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try that. I tried something more complicated in a macro, but Application.ScreenRefresh is much shorter. As I wrote to Gary, I didn't even know that ScreenRefresh was an available command.