Touchpad Scroll in Microsoft apps under Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by quaffa, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. quaffa macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2011
    Manchester, UK
    Has anybody else noticed a problem with using the touchpad to scroll (ie. two-finger vertical swipe) within a Microsoft Word document?

    I have found that it has become very jerky and generally hit & miss since installing Sierra. And this is on the Office for Mac version of Word, running natively under Sierra on my MacBook Pro, and on the Windows version of Word running under Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop 12.

    I can scroll perfectly smoothly in TextEdit, Pages and within Safari, but as soon as I start working on a Word document it goes all jerky. It was smooth as you like under El Capitan, so I assume it is Sierra that had made the difference, but I can't figure out the logic of it.
  2. Icehawk macrumors member


    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm lost.
    Yup! Office 2011. Word would scroll up fine, but down would be like I was hitting speed bumps walls. This finally made me kick it for LibreOffice. Since then no issues and smoother performance. Not sure what was causing it in Word.

    I couldn't wait for a patch to fix it, so I had to make change. Figure I'll try LibreOffice for a while then get the new Office if I find Libre in combo with iWork doesn't meet my needs. Keynote rocks, but the rest may make me cough up some $$.
  3. kryten42 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2015
    In a little world of my own
    No issues with Office 2016, seems smooth enough. Running "Office Insider" builds though, not sure if that makes a difference.
  4. thekayman macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2014
    Yes, choppy scrolling in all Office 2011 apps. No issues with other apps. Hopefully MS will issue a fix soon.
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    2016 with normal builds, seems fine.
  6. anandy macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Also having problems scrolling in Word 2011 on Sierra on my MBA 2012.

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