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    Good news! We’ve started working on this suggestion, and we’re currently testing the improved scrolling experience in our lab. It will allow you to stop partway through the row or column. The sheet will no longer need to snap to the top and left edge of the cells. Since scrolling is such a fundamental and highly used action in Excel, it may take a while to get it right. We hope to have it ready within a few months, but can’t provide an exact target date just yet. Thanks again for all your support and patience for this long awaited improvement.

    We’ll post an update here when we start rolling it out for you to try. It will be made available to Office Insiders first. Here’s how you can join – https://insider.office.com/en-us/join/windows.

    Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    Smartsheet sounds cool, but can it do smooth scrolling? 🙂

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    Glen Young, thanks for joining in!

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    Microsoft speaks up
    There is much exultation
    Should we trust this news?

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    There is a middle mouse button drag and pan. It's all beautiful and smooth, but it's a terrible tease. As soon as you let it go, pop goes the snap to a row boundary.

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    Robert, that solution would still cause discretized jumps that would be jarring.
    It would cause information that your eye wants to follow to suddenly disappear.

    The mouse wheel is not really the issue. I don't use that anyway if I want precise scrolling. It's the scroll bar that is the issue.

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    Mark Gibb commented  · 

    Good comment Futski. However, that setting only affects the mouse wheel. If I grab the scroll bar, smooth scrolling should occur. It does in other apps.

    Such as scrolling around in an image, or heck, even the list of programs in the start button.

    I think some people literally believe that at a low level, the OS is not able to perform smooth scrolling. There is smooth scrolling everywhere within the OS.

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