Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Special bonuses are involved when you drag the elevator button to scroll through your document. As
you drag the button up or down, you see a page number displayed, as shown in Figure 3-2 . When a
document is formatted with heading styles, you also see the heading title below the page number.
Figure 3-2: Scroll bar page-number info.
Scrolling through your document doesn’t move the insertion pointer. If you start typing, don’t be
surprised when Word jumps back to where the insertion pointer lurks.
Scrolling a document doesn’t move the insertion pointer!
Using the horizontal scroll bar
The horizontal scroll bar appears just above the status bar, at the bottom of the Word window — but
only when your document is wider than the window. When that happens, you can use the horizontal
scroll bar to shift the page back and forth, left and right.
When the horizontal (left-right) shifting bugs you, consider using Word’s Zoom tool to
adjust the size of your document on the screen. See Chapter 29 .
Scrolling your document with the mouse
Aside from manipulating the scroll bars, you can use your computer mouse to scurry and scamper
about your document. Sadly, this suggestions works only when you have one of those wheel mice.
Coincidentally, you do all these tricks by manipulating that unique wheel button:
Roll the wheel up or down to scroll your document up or down.
Press and hold the wheel button to activate scrolling mode. With the wheel button down, you
can move the mouse up or down to pan your document in that direction.
If the mouse’s wheel button also tilts from side to side, you can use it to pan left and right.
For computers and tablets with a touchscreen, scroll your document by using your finger: Swipe the
screen up to scroll down; swipe the screen down to scroll up. Don’t worry! It makes sense when you
do it.
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