I don't use my mouse wheel much. I zoom in on specific areas of the screen (hold down the [Ctrl] key) or move a document up and down, but that's the extent of my mouse wheel usage. If you're using Office 2007 or Office 2010, there's a new mouse wheel trick—you can move through the tabs:
- Roll the wheel back to browse to the right.
- Roll the wheel forward to browse to the left.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.