Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Controlling Scroll Bars.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 24, 2020)
At the bottom and right side of the document there are scroll bars that control what part of the document you are viewing at any given time. If you need more room to view a document, or if you are using Word without a mouse, you can turn off the scroll bars. To control display of the scroll bars, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The View tab of the Options dialog box.
With the scroll bars turned off, you must use the cursor control keys to move through the document.
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