Re: Stop the scrolling madness!

Subject: Re: Stop the scrolling madness!
From: Megan Golding <mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 04 Oct 2001 08:53:34 -0400

Keith asked about overly-fast scrolling in Word when using the mouse to
scroll up and down.

I use keyboard shortcuts to select text for just this reason. Try this
workaround: CTRL + SHIFT + <arrow key> to select forward a word,
backward a word, up a line, or down a line.

Not only is this faster than taking your hands off the keyboard, but is
very convenient for selecting large areas of text.

(who keeps using emacs key bindings in word and is getting highly
annoyed at the results)

On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 17:03, kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:
> Does anybody know how to calm down Word 2000's scrolling functionality?
> Recently, when I try to select a lengthy portion of text, as I begin to
> scroll down, my cursor leaps far past where I want it to go, so rapidly
> that I can't stop it. Then as I back up, the same thing happens, this
> time
> in the opposite direction.


Megan Golding (mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- net)
SecureWorks, Inc.

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of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
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