How to get Word to scroll smoothly and at the speed you want
Article contributed by Terry Farrell
You can prevent Word (and Excel) from scrolling too fast when you select large blocks of text, and
when you use the vertical scroll bar, by adding a registry Options key entry as follows:
In Word 97: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Word\Options
In Word 2000: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Options
In either case, add a new “String
Value Name: LiveScrolling
Value Data: 1
Alternatively, you can also do it by running the following line in the VBA window:
("", "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Word\Options", _
"LiveScrolling") = "1"
Change “8.0” to
“9.0” for Word
2000; or you could make the code version-independent as follows:
Dim DecPlace As Long, AppVer
DecPlace = InStr(Application.Version, ".")
AppVer = Left$(Application.Version, DecPlace + 1)
System.PrivateProfileString("", "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\" &
AppVer & "\Word\Options", "LiveScrolling") = "1"
“Excel” to fix the problem for Excel as well.
Also see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q173220
for a description of this hack.
If this fix doesn't help, you'll need to use the shortcuts described here.