Add Vertical Page Position to Status Bar

Summary: When editing documents requiring pinpoint positioning of text or graphics elements, add the current vertical page position to the Word 2007 status bar.

When editing complicated Microsoft Word 2007 documents involving graphics, tables, and text boxes, pinpoint accuracy when aligning elements may be required.

While you can look at the vertical ruler to ascertain the current position on a page, Word 2007 can assist you in vertical positioning by placing such information directly on the status bar.

1. Right-click the status bar.

2. Check “Vertical Page Position”.

Adding the vertical page position to the Word 2007 status bar

Note that depending on your computer’s speed, when scrolling through your documents it may take Word a half second or so to update the position.

The vertical page position in the Word 2007 status bar