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In MS Word 2000, can the page be set to scroll as the cursor reaches say 2cm from the bottom or top of the screen.  This will allow the following/preceding text to be viewed/edited without having to "arrow up/down" again.  If so, can this option be toggled from a button.
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>>>following/preceding text to be viewed/edited without having to "arrow up/down" again.

I don't follow.
Can you try to explain it in a different way?
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As I "arrow down", the cursor is always in the bottom line of text.  Usually, I have scrolled past the text I wish to edit and need to backtrack.  If there were three or four lines of text below the cursor, I would have time to react to the text that is appearing.
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I'm still lost. Hopefully, someone else will understand.
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OK.  Thanks for taking the time to respond.
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Hi mdmackillop

I haven't found a way to chance the spacing between the cursor and page scrolling.  Have you considered using the Auto Scroll function?  Although you use your mouse instead of your arrow keys, it allows you to smoothly scroll through your document at a slow enough pace so that you will not overshoot the text you are looking for.

Tools > Customize > Commands > Categories: All Commands , Commands: Auto Scroll

Not what you were looking for, but a possible workaround.
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Have you tried scrolling with your mouse wheel (assuming you have one, of course)? There are two ways.

1. just roll the mouse wheel up or down while in the document

2. This is my favorite - It works great and may give you what you want... You can hold the scroll wheel down like a button and it sets an origin point on your screen. As you move your mouse up or down farther from the origin, it scrolls faster and faster. The closer you move to the origin, the slower it scrolls.

You then just click to place the insertion point and start typing.
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