Word scrolls too quickly when I select text

Symptoms

When you drag to the edge of the document window while you select text, Microsoft Office Word 2007 scrolls through the document so quickly that it is difficult to release the mouse button exactly where you want.

Cause

When you drag to the edge of the document window while you select text, Office Word 2007 scrolls through the document for you in that direction.

Resolution

You can solve this problem and precisely control the scrolling and selection behavior in Word by using the mouse in combination with the keyboard.

Select text by using the mouse and the keyboard

  1. Click where you want to begin the selection.

  2. Using the scroll bars, click the scroll arrows or drag the scroll boxes until you see the place where you want to end the selection.

    Word 2007 scroll bar

  3. Hold down the SHIFT key while you click where you want to end the selection.


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