Do not make Synchronous Scrolling the default when viewing side by side
I often have multiple files open, and need to view & use two of them simultaneously. Using "View Side by Side" is more convenient than "Arrange All", because it allows me to select exactly which two files I need to see at the same time. However "View Side by Side" defaults to "Synchronous Scrolling", which I need to immediately turn off since the two files I'm using are never the same. (If they were the same I'd create a "New Window", and "Arrange All, Windows of Active Workbook".) Since "Synchronous Scrolling" is the default, the view of the two files goes... haywire... meaning the view is set to the same spot of one or the other of the two files open - very inconvenient. I know I'm not articulating this very well, but I have never had a cause to view two files where synchronous scrolling is appropriate, and would appreciate if that was not the default.
ditto! if i wanted to scroll down the same document twice side by side I could jut cross my eyes and scroll down a single page. Please default to no synchronisation.
Trey Roberts commented
I despise having synchronous scrolling as the default. I use side by side view multiple times in a given day, and each time I have to disable synchronous scrolling. I almost never want to synchronously scroll. If I wanted to compare, I would use the compare function.
Excel 2010: I never even knew there was a "Synchronous Scrolling" option until today, when I opened a "View - New Vindow" (as I have done thousands of time) and out of no where they were syncrhonized.
And now I cannot find any way to un-synchronize them. Going to View "Synchronous Scrolling" is greyed out. Selecting "View Side by Side", then de-selecting "Synchronous Scrolling" does absolutely nothing.
At the top of each window, net to the name [HSync] is displayin both wirndows, and I cannot get rid of it.
Ran a Control Panel - Programs & Features - Repair Office 2010 to no avail.
Ellen in DE commented
Ditto. Not only is it the default, I cannot turn it off when trying to view two worksheets in a single workbook.
Kathy in CA commented
Ditto here. I often use synchronous scrolling and appreciate it, but I don't want it turned on by default.
mark mulligan commented
Whoever coughed up synchronous scrolling as a mandatory default in recent Office products should synchronously scroll themselves out of software development
Lif Strand commented
This has been a frustrating situation for me using Word for a long time! When I started reading your issue I knew *exactly* how you felt!
Ian Mckay commented
I know exactly what your talking about as I am in exactly the same position. Synchronous scrolling is such a pain having to disable it every time I view two documents side by side. Im sure some people may find it very useful, I dont. would be much better if you could set the default state for this feature