Autoscroll as you type!
As a career typist I am continually frustrated that as I type my text goes lower and lower on the page, instead of scrolling automatically so that my typing is always near the top of the page. My transcriptionist friends agree! This is terrible for our ergonomics, not to mention just plain annoying, to either always have our text at the bottom of the screen, sometimes only half visible, or else having to stop and scroll the whole page up. THIS NEEDS CHANGING URGENTLY!
how about try press page down key once on the keyboard when you feel you want your text to go to the top again?
The better alternative to having a big blank window below your line of type at the top of the page, is to not make your window so tall. Right now, the Word window I am typing into, is about 5 inches tall, and at the top of my screen. There is no visual information lost, because I have simply moved the bottom border of my Word window, up to a comfortable height, about 5 inches below the top of the window, so there is room for my ribbon when it pops down from the toolbar for use. When I wish to see a whole tall page, I just [full-screen], dbl-clk, or [drag-up] the title-bar, to toggle between a few focus lines only at the top of my display, and the current page display window from top to bottom of the screen,
This does not address the Word GUI failure of the ribbon hiding my ruler and currently typed text; which is a problem whenever you type at the top of the Word window, such as with a new empty Word file.
PS: MsOffice 2016, W10P, Dark (eye-saving) theme
I like how it operates currently, but this would be a nice feature for those that want this (and I do know people who would want this)
Kathryn M Velasquez commented
I totally agree! if i am making typo's it would be nice to catch them as I am typing
suggest combining with this similar request which is under review, but has less votes?!?
B Spiller commented
Use Split and type in the upper window, resize to a narrower window as desired.
Felix F commented
I voted. But only do this for users who enabled this in settings!
If I understand your request correctly, I disagree. It is better to be able to see the text leading into what you're typing than blank space below.
A band-aid until they fix it:
Change the size of the window so that it is only 50% or 75% as tall, and position it near the top of your screen. You will still by typing at the "bottom," but it won't be buried behind your keyboard or books or whatever is blocking the screen. That's all I can suggest, so I hope it helps a little.
There are several similar requests already running.