Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 3
To and Fro in a Document
In This Chapter
Using the scroll bars
Moving the insertion pointer
Getting around with keyboard shortcuts
Getting lost and getting back
Using the Go To command
I like the word fro. I like the word yon. They’re archaic in the English language, referring to a
direction and a location, respectively. Fro makes no sense by itself, so it’s used in the phrase to and fro,
which refers to going somewhere and then back again. Yon is often seen with its friends hither and
thither, meaning “here” and “there.” In that context, yon is a place beyond there (wherever there is).
It’s also short for yonder, which is another cool word that most people no longer use.
As you work in Word, you find yourself moving to and fro and hither, thither, and yon. That’s because
writing text isn’t always a linear task. You need to move that little insertion-pointer guy around the
document. It’s basic movement. It’s the topic of this chapter.
Scroll Through a Document
It’s ironic that the word scroll is used to refer to an electronic document. The scroll was the first form
of portable recorded text, existing long before bound books. On a computer, scrolling is the process
by which you view a little bit of a big document in a tiny window. This section explains how scrolling
is relevant in Word.
Using the vertical scroll bar
On the right side of the Word program window, you find the vertical scroll bar, illustrated in Figure
3-1 . The bar can disappear at times; move the mouse over your text, and it shows up again.
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