If you want to get back the Panning Hand feature in Microsoft Office apps such as Word, then this guide will show you how to enable and use Panning Hand in Microsoft Office apps, so that you can scroll through the pages differently.
Panning Hand feature in Microsoft Office apps
Generally, you can scroll down or up with your mouse wheel, or you can use the scroll bar on the right-hand side of your screen. However, if you want to use a different method to scroll up, down, right, and left in Word or other apps, Panning Hand can do the job for you.
By enabling this feature, you can see a hand-like icon on your screen. Later on, you can use the hand-icon as a mouse cursor, click on somewhere and move your mouse up or down to scroll the page accordingly.
For some people, this panning hand functionality seems bulky and time-consuming. However, it gained a lot of popularity in the older version of Microsoft Office. Therefore, if you want to get it back, you should follow this tutorial.
Note: We have used Word’s screenshot in this tutorial. However, you can use the same steps to find the feature in other apps, if available.
Enable Panning Hand in Microsoft Office apps
To enable Panning Hand in Microsoft Office apps, follow these steps-
- Open Word on your computer.
- Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button.
- Select the More Commands option.
- Select Command Not in the Ribbon from the drop-down list.
- Find out Panning Hand and select it.
- Click the Add button.
- Click the OK button to save.
- Click on the new Panning Hand icon to enable and scroll.
To know more about these steps, you keep reading.
At first, you need to open Word on your computer. As, by default, the Panning Hand option is not enabled, you need to turn it on.
For that, click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar icon that is visible in the ribbon. After that, select More Commands from the list.
Now you should expand the Choose commands from the drop-down list and select Commands Not in the Ribbon option.
Then, find out Panning Hand from the list, select it, and click the Add button.
Now it should be visible on the right-side. If so, you can click the OK button to save the change. Following that, a new icon (Panning Hand) should appear in the ribbon.
If you want to use it, you have to enable it first. For that, click on this icon so that you can see the hand-like icon on your screen.
Now, you can click on somewhere and move your mouse up or down to scroll through the pages.
To disable the Panning Hand feature, simply undo the steps mentioned above.
That’s all! Hope this tutorial helps.