Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
abcd abcd is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

Hi all,

- is there a way to dock the Search mask somewhere? It keeps moving
around the screen at every search. This makes repetitive searches more
time consuming.

- is there a way to horizontally lock the view of a document? If I am
looking at a document that needs to be zoomed in to make it readable,
when I am looking at zoomed in tables the showed portion of the text
keeps moving left and right and I need to reposition it to the wanted
horizontal section every time that the cursor focus changes. Time
consuming too.

:-(
  #2   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Jay Freedman Jay Freedman is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 9,854
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

To do repeated searches, you can use the dialog to find the first
occurrence; then close the dialog, and use the double-down-arrow
button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar (or its keyboard
shortcut, Ctrl+PageDown) to find the remaining occurrences.

This button (and the double-up-arrow above it, with the shortcut
Ctrl+PageUp) is technically a Browse button. The "Browse target" is
automatically set to the next (or previous) Find occurrence when you
use the Find dialog. To change it back to its usual target of Next
Page (and Previous Page) or any of the other possible targets, click
the circle button between the double-arrow buttons and choose from the
gallery.

I don't think there's any perfect solution for your other question.
Word will always scroll the screen to put the new cursor location in
the visible window. If there's a specific part of the document that
you want to keep in view at all times, maybe you can use the Window
Split command to get two views of the document. Each pane can have a
different zoom and a different location in the document. However, you
will have to give up some screen area to the second pane.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


On Mon, 03 May 2010 10:30:38 -0500, abcd wrote:

Hi all,

- is there a way to dock the Search mask somewhere? It keeps moving
around the screen at every search. This makes repetitive searches more
time consuming.

- is there a way to horizontally lock the view of a document? If I am
looking at a document that needs to be zoomed in to make it readable,
when I am looking at zoomed in tables the showed portion of the text
keeps moving left and right and I need to reposition it to the wanted
horizontal section every time that the cursor focus changes. Time
consuming too.

:-(

  #3   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Tim Mastrogiacomo Tim Mastrogiacomo is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 16
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

On May 3, 10:30*am, abcd wrote:
Hi all,

- is there a way to dock the Search mask somewhere? It keeps moving
around the screen at every search. This makes repetitive searches more
time consuming.

- is there a way to horizontally lock the view of a document? If I am
looking at a document that needs to be zoomed in to make it readable,
when I am looking at zoomed in tables the showed portion of the text
keeps moving left and right and I need to reposition it to the wanted
horizontal section every time that the cursor focus changes. Time
consuming too.

:-(


For your first question, just unmaximize Word and drag the search box
to a part of your desktop outside of the Word window. The search box
only moves when a result appears beneath it, so if the search box is
outside of the document you are searching, it won't move.



Tim Mastrogiacomo
  #4   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
abcd abcd is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

Jay Freedman wrote:
To do repeated searches, you can use the dialog to find the first
occurrence; then close the dialog, and use the double-down-arrow
button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar (or its keyboard
shortcut, Ctrl+PageDown) to find the remaining occurrences.



That would be a "Dock Search Window" checkbox...

I don't think there's any perfect solution for your other question.



That would be as simple as a "Horizontal View Lock" button....


sigh...
  #5   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
abcd abcd is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

Tim Mastrogiacomo wrote:
On May 3, 10:30 am, abcd wrote:

For your first question, just unmaximize Word and drag the search box
to a part of your desktop outside of the Word window. The search box
only moves when a result appears beneath it, so if the search box is
outside of the document you are searching, it won't move.



Tim Mastrogiacomo


Works like a charm if you have a large screen or a twin screen system...

I have a 17" and if I reduce the size of the the document window I can
barely see the document....


  #6   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Yves Dhondt Yves Dhondt is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 767
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

The good news is that there is a dockable find pane in Word 2010 (see
http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_offi...perience.aspx).

The solution for Word 2007 would be to whip up your own custom task pane on
which you added a find box. VBA does not support the creation of custom task
panes from scratch as far as I know, so you would have to go the VSTO way.

Yves

"abcd" wrote in message
...
Jay Freedman wrote:
To do repeated searches, you can use the dialog to find the first
occurrence; then close the dialog, and use the double-down-arrow
button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar (or its keyboard
shortcut, Ctrl+PageDown) to find the remaining occurrences.



That would be a "Dock Search Window" checkbox...

I don't think there's any perfect solution for your other question.



That would be as simple as a "Horizontal View Lock" button....


sigh...


  #7   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Yves Dhondt Yves Dhondt is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 767
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

And suppose the window was dockable, wouldn't the same effect appear? If you
are going to sacrifice screen real estate for the find box, it doesn't
matter if it is inside or outside the Word application window.

Yves

"abcd" wrote in message
...
Tim Mastrogiacomo wrote:
On May 3, 10:30 am, abcd wrote:

For your first question, just unmaximize Word and drag the search box
to a part of your desktop outside of the Word window. The search box
only moves when a result appears beneath it, so if the search box is
outside of the document you are searching, it won't move.



Tim Mastrogiacomo


Works like a charm if you have a large screen or a twin screen system...

I have a 17" and if I reduce the size of the the document window I can
barely see the document....


  #8   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Yves Dhondt Yves Dhondt is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 767
Default usabiltiy of Word 2007

Thinking about it some more, I wonder if you couldn't create a 'Find' tab on
the ribbon. All you would have to add are a textbox and a couple of buttons
and bind those to simple macros (or maybe even directly to the find
commands). That way, you wouldn't loose any screen real estate.

A good starting place is http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm

Yves

"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
...
The good news is that there is a dockable find pane in Word 2010 (see
http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_offi...perience.aspx).

The solution for Word 2007 would be to whip up your own custom task pane
on which you added a find box. VBA does not support the creation of custom
task panes from scratch as far as I know, so you would have to go the VSTO
way.

Yves

"abcd" wrote in message
...
Jay Freedman wrote:
To do repeated searches, you can use the dialog to find the first
occurrence; then close the dialog, and use the double-down-arrow
button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar (or its keyboard
shortcut, Ctrl+PageDown) to find the remaining occurrences.



That would be a "Dock Search Window" checkbox...

I don't think there's any perfect solution for your other question.



That would be as simple as a "Horizontal View Lock" button....


sigh...



Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
importing table contents from Word 2007 into Access 2007 andgenerating queries, reports using Access 2007 g_1 Microsoft Word Help 3 November 12th 09 06:58 AM
Word 2007/Excell 2007 - random loss of field contents on mailmerge John Mailmerge 4 February 20th 09 09:53 PM
Word 2007 not opening XPS files; OneNote 2007 not saving in Word; JB Microsoft Word Help 1 February 10th 09 10:58 PM
Clicking .doc file in explorer opens Word 2007 not word 2007 BCP Microsoft Word Help 5 October 20th 08 04:51 PM
how do i open word docs created in 2007 beta with word 2007? vtcw34 Microsoft Word Help 0 February 22nd 07 11:17 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:07 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Word"