My wife felt like she was back at a typewriter: her text in Word kept scrolling rightward as she typed, moving the left edge of her virtual paper off the screen to the left. She expected to hear a bell ding and have to find a virtual carriage-return lever.
Fortunately, the problem in Word was simple to fix: a negative right margin was the culprit. (And the solution discovered by our 14-year-old, proving that the Mac 911 impulse is a family inclination.) This can be set by accident when you set up style sheets or use the Format > Paragraph dialog to configure margins.
With a style sheet, choose Format > Style, select the style sheet, and click Modify. From the Format menu in the lower-left corner, select Paragraph and set Right under Indentation to 0 or a positive value.
To modify local formatting, select within an offending paragraph or select a range of text or all text, and then choose Format > Paragraph and change the value for Right in the Indentation section.
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