something completely different. Is it not possible to create a keyboard shortcut to insert a normal text box, the command that is in the "Insert" menu?The reason there's no keyboard shortcut is that the Insert | Textbox command doesn't actually do anything except change the mouse pointer to a + and wait for you to draw the text box to the desired size. You could record a macro of inserting a text box and assign a keyboard shortcut to that, but it would be much more satisfactory to save a "standard" text box as an AutoText entry and assign
I am running Vista Business 32-bit with Office 2007 Pro and Office Accounting Pro 2007 on a CoreDuo (not Core2Duo) w/ 2GB of ram. I can open any other Office app and I have no issues. If I open Word 2007, my mouse will constantly appear busy (blue circle always spinning and no pointer). I've disabled all add-ins and re-installed both Word and the entire Office Suite. I noticed this started happening after I tried to edit an invoice in Accounting; ever since I have had the issues. It's driving me insane. Any ideas??Ok, I figured out the problem. I opened Task Manager and
I have a 300-pg document I've been working on for over a year. I use "endnotes" to cite sources and Word automatically puts them at the end of the document, renumbers them if I insert, delete, or move one, etc. It's great. As I am reading the document, if I move the mouse pointer over a footnote number, it is supposed to open a box on the screen and display the footnote. It has done that for over a year. But in the last few days, it has not worked. Mostly, it doesn't show the footnote at all, but if it does, it flashes on & off about once per second. Can
/Cursor Error I'm typing in Word 2007, with the mouse pointer idle further down the page, suddenly in the middle of typing I find I'm typing further down the page where the mouse pointer was idle, the typing cursor just jumped to where the mouse pointer was. Does anyone have an idea on how to stop this.You are using a laptop. The touchpad is too sensitive and the double-click to simulate left mouse click is being activated. You should be able to find the touchpad setup in the Control Panel which will let you either desensitize the touchpad or disable the double-click option
that I was in were automatically scrolling to the bottom. I couldn't stay at the "top" of the document. I closed out of everything and went back in and it seems ok now. Is this some sort of bug?What shape was the mouse pointer when this happened? It sounds like you triggered Screen roll which is controlled by whether the mouse is above or below the centre point (the larger the distance, the faster the scroll).I am having the same type of problem but it is not Screen roll. As this is usually stopped with Esc button. This won't stopp even with starting and
disk space. Make sure that Graphics and Printer drivers are up to date. Make sure that Windows and Office are fully patched up to date. -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://www.mvps.org/word/ Every once in a while I will be working in Word and my laptop will lock up completely. The mouse pointer disappears and no operations can be performed on the machine. Alt+cntl+del doesn't work, power switch doesn't work, the machine does not respond to anything. End up having to remove the battery to reboot. This happens at different times. Once while typing text, once while resizing an
Suzanne S. Barnhill Microsoft MVP (Word) Words into Type Fairhope, Alabama USA Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so all may benefit. use Second, the next typing? the (or add behave, when the problem "One" set the does next do I ThankI tried switching to 500% Zoom and back. It didn't help. Thank you anyway. I do see the insertion pointer when I click the mouse. .
ToC into the margins or any area outside of the ToC and then I will jump to the desired target--why? Thanks in advance. ArleneArlene That doesn't happen for me. I have checked on three PCs; all three move directly to the clicked heading without need to move the pointer. My guess is that you either have a mouse driver conflict or some third party add-in that is affecting Word. Try starting in Safe Mode: from Start, Run, type in winword /a and press enter. Open the document with the ToC and click the page number to test its behavior now.I tried it but no luck. After I starated
see if there is a newer updated driver at the Dell support site. -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://word.mvps.org/ :I got a new hard drive for my Dell latitude laptop and reloaded Win XP (and : updates, Service pack) and Office XP 2002 (and all updates) and reloaded my : documents and settings. Now when I use Word I have two problems. : : 1) The mouse pointer disappears when I change the text. The longer I work : on the document the longer the disappearing periods seem to get - like the : program is thinking about all the changes and can't do much else. I have to : move the
'm running Word 97 on a Toshiba laptop under Windows XP (SP3). From time to time, as I'm typing, I find that the last few characters I typed haven't appeared on the screen, the cursor is either solid or absent, i.e. not blinking, and the mouse pointer has disappeared. The mouse pointer re-appears if I move it outside the Word window. I can switch to other applications, but if I try to return to Word, the screen still shows the previous application's content. After about a minute of this, Word starts working normally, the missing characters I typed are displayed, the
that happens to point to several macros. Typically, the bar will turn itself off or the upper icon row of the bar will be overlaid on the bar's title bar. Usually the bar is still functional, but this time hovering over that top icon row caused the mouse pointer to turn into a persistent Move cross. Word went dead to the mouse entirely, and I saved and exited via the keyboard. On reopening everything was fine. I'm concerned that my normal.dot is degenerating. I went through and cut out a lot of defunct macros, paring it down to about 175kb. There are no controls in it, only macros
correct the problem. I looked for a hide cursor option and found none that was checked. Only restarting the machine and then restarting word will allow the cursor to be again seen. This can happen anytime, and with or wihtout other programs running. There are days that Word will work fine without losing the cursor. I am running Windows XP PRO and Word in Office 2000 Small Business Edition.Are you talking about the cursor (blinking vertical line) or the mouse pointer? If it's the latter, you may have a problem with the
Power Point only) the excel and pp works fine, but not Word. whenever i start Word, it will start up, but when the window is maximized, there is a gray bar appearing on the right and it extends all the way up to the toolbars, but in color white when i move my mouse pointer in the gray bar area, the pointer is not visible also, i try to type and press enter, that part of the line disappers in the gray bar also, when i try to click minimize then maximize again, the image of the previous window displays, example a portion of my desktop can i get some help on this this also happens
4500cb64 fDebug 0 Offset 00039199 Any help would be appreciatedLooks like a corrupt printer driver. Try deleting the printer and reinstalling (make sure it is the latest driver though).Have tried the printer driver, but will try again. When I used MS Works 2000 Word previously, it did not crash but the fan/drive would kick in when the mouse/cursor was on the page - ie. when the mouse/pointer was over the Menu Bar(File, Edit, etc) the unit would return to normal. I am at work now but if my memory is correct, Word 2003 acts similar - I have been able to open a file but as soon as I move the
Very strange issue that just started occuring. I'm running Word 2007, SP1 with all updates applied on 32-bit Vista Business SP1 machine on a Windows 2003 domain. Whenever I am in the program, even a blank document, the mouse icon flashes rapidly between the "busy" icon, the regular mouse pointer, and the I-beam cursor. It never steals focus from the text of the document. By that, I mean tat I an still type and edit the document, though typing is certainly "jerky" and slow. Also, the problem seems to be user specific. I does not occur with other users
Hi, I have a problem with my pointer. when I type, the pointer usually move to another place; it doesn't fixed at the point that I am typing so I must continually fix it. Could you give me any suggestions?Are you using a Laptop with a touchpad pointing device? The usual reason for this problem is that the touchpad is oversensitive and even gently brushing near its surface is moving the pointer and/or simulation a mouse click. You can adjust the sensitivity or disable the click option in the Control Panel, Mouse applet.
The arrow on my mouse turns into a green box and will not go away unless I restart the computer. The green transparent box comes when I look @ surveillance cameras. I can still use the green box as the pointer, but it is awkward. Once I sign off and restart the computer it goes away.Is there something on the camera system causing the problem?software. Also, it almost certainly has nothing to do with Word. You'll probably have to contact the security software company for troubleshooting help.Almost certainly they are using Flash for remote viewing and it is the way they programmed
its correct position in the document and does appear to be picking up the page setup defaults. I've deleted and replaced the normal.dot file to no avail. This is a particularly bothersome behaviour that I don't know how to fix.Try moving the mouse pointer to the divide point between pages and hover the gap: the pointer will Popup with 'Show White Space'. CLICK. -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://word.mvps.org/ : Installed MSW2003 + SP1 + all other updates. I noticed that the default : cursor position (in all views) is at the very top of the document and appears
Hi, Recently my a strange cursor problem occured to my word 2002. When I type something, the mouse cursor disappears immediately. I have to move the mouse around to bring it back. when it re-appear, the shape turns to a arrow head instead of a "I" shape. Very annoying problem. I searched this forum and could not find a clue. Has anyone experienced the same problem? Thank you.There is a setting in Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse: Pointer Options to "Hide pointer while typing."
as a bug. (I guess it wasn't picked up in beta testing because virtually everyone uses a blinking cursor!) -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://www.mvps.org/word/ Windows XP, Word XP. Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Cursor blink rate -> None. With these settings when I hit return to begin a new paragraph, my caret (AND the mouse pointer!) disappears. The same thing for typing backspace at the beginning of every line (inside a paragraph everything works OK, this behaviour is only to see when moving caret to the next/previous paragraph). I have nothing against