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WD97: How to Smoothly Scroll When Dragging Vertical Scroll Bar

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of theregistry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in theWindows folder.
This article describes how to set Word to scroll smoothly through yourdocument when you drag the vertical scroll bar.

NOTE: In large documents, you may not be able to scroll as smoothly throughyour document when using this Registry option.
Microsoft Word 97 has an undocumented Registry setting that will allow youto actively scroll through your document when you drag the vertical scrollbar.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee thatproblems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved.Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys AndValues online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that youshould make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat)before you edit the registry.

  1. Quit Word.
  2. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type RegEdit, and then click OK.
  4. In the registry, step down to the following key:
  5. Click to select the Options key.
  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
  7. Type "LiveScrolling" (without the quotation marks) for the new string value name, and press ENTER.
  8. Click to select your new "LiveScrolling" string value, if it is not already selected.
  9. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  10. In the Value data box, type "1" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.
  11. On the Registry menu, click Exit.
NOTE: There isn't a user interface through the menus or through theRegOptions macro to add this undocumented setting in Word. You mustmanually edit the Windows Registry.

For more information about the RegOptions macro, click the OfficeAssistant, type "What is the RegOptions macro?," click Search, click"Supplied Macros," and then click to view ""

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
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