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    Word 97 - Scroll speed

    Is there an option somewhere that will control the scoll speed in Word? I know I can use the shift + arrow keys to navigate through a document if it is scrolling too fast, but I have a friend who wants to use her mouse to scroll and it zips through the document too fast. We tried slowing down the mouse, but that didn't work. Any ideas?

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    Re: Word 97 - Scroll speed

    That's a known "condition" that you may safely call a bug. And as far as I know, the answer is no, there is no option setting. You adopt the workarounds, i.e. using the keyboard and keyboard/mouse alternatives.

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    Re: Word 97 - Scroll speed

    If you have a wheel mouse, Tweak UI has a setting to control the number of lines scrolled.

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    Re: Word 97 - Scroll speed

    Hi mmcmanis,

    The problem is that MS tied the scroll speed to the processor speed. So...with current versions of Word, the only way to control the scrolling speed is to trade your PC in for an old 386. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    If you want to use the mouse, then the best method I have found is use the Extend Selection mode:
    - Click to anchor the insertion point where you want the selection to begin
    - Double-click the "EXT" in the status bar
    - Scroll down to where the selection will end
    - Click to anchor the end of the selection

    Everything between the anchor points will be selected. Double-click "EXT" in the status bar to turn the Extend Selection mode off.

    This works well with a wheel mouse since you can keep the mouse pointer near the "EXT" in the status bar and use the wheel to scroll down.

    Also, the Extend Selection mode works with the keyboard. If you want to select by paragraph, with Extend Selection turned on, press the <Enter> to extend the selection to the next paragraph, or press the period (.) to extent the selection by sentence, etc.

    Note that the keyboard command for Extend Selection is <F8>. You need to use <Esc> to turn it off, since pressing <F8> more than once selects various amounts of text:

    <F8><F8>: Word
    <F8> <F8><F8>: Sentence
    <F8> <F8><F8><F8>: Paragraph
    <F8> <F8><F8><F8> <F8>: Whole Document

    There are those that say adding the functionality of Live Scrolling to Word 97 makes a difference, however I really haven't found that it helps. But even if it doesn't help, Live Scrolling is nice to have in Word 97. (You know, when you drag the scroll box on the scroll bar, you don't see the text until you release the mouse). Word 2000 already has this functionality by default.

    This article from the MS Word FAQ site provides the details on adding Live Scrolling to the Registry:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/SmoothScroll.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...oothScroll.htm</A>
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    Cheers!

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