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Used to Be Shortcuttable

oaktrees asked
A long, long time ago...

For those of you of a certain vintage like me, that should cue up a nice song!

It's a good preface for my question, too.  For, in that same way I was once able to map a keyboard shortcut to a single line up and down inside of word.

Can't find out how to do that any more.

If you right click on either of the scrollbar's arrows in an open word document, you still get the options for Scroll Up and Scroll Down (among others).
I recall long ago being able to find that same command in the All Commands list, and then add a keyboard shortcut to it.

Can't find it anymore.

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut so that the document is moved up or down a single screen line down as measured by the scroll bar?

If not via grabbing the arrows' own command, any other way?

Please note that the keyboard's OWN arrow down follows the text, jumping to the next page once it runs out of text. I need only to move the page downward independent of any text that may be on the page itself.

Here's a video of this now un-keyboard shortcuttable item: https://streamable.com/5t2hw

Many thanks,


PS: But WAIT!  What was that song? https://open.spotify.com/track/1fDsrQ23eTAVFElUMaf38X :D
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Distinguished Expert 2019

Version of MS Word?




IT Manager
Distinguished Expert 2019
There is no such command in Word 2016.

Instead, you can create a macro to scroll up or down without moving the cursor, then assign a keyboard shortcut to these macros.

Sub ScrollUp()
ActiveWindow.SmallScroll Up:=1
End Sub

Sub ScrollDown()
ActiveWindow.SmallScroll Down:=1
End Sub
Then assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice to these macros. (In Word 2016 go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Keyboard shortcuts: Customize > Categories: Macros)

In the macro, you can change the number of scroll lines to a different number if you like.

Source: https://superuser.com/questions/844487/how-to-scroll-down-a-docx-without-moving-the-place-of-the-cursor



B I N G O ! ! !

Just what I used to have. :)))))))))))))))))))))!