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Windows 7: Odd cursor behavior in Word 2013 and 2007

15 Apr 2015   #1
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Odd cursor behavior in Word 2013 and 2007

I have recently re-installed Wind 7 64-bit SP1 and all updates (well, except the two I removed because of the windows ads). All seems fine, but whenever I've worked for a short time in Word (no matter which of the two I've used) my cursor goes into circle mode and won't cease. The only way to get it to stop is shut down Word. I've updated all the drivers for network, keyboard, marble mouse, both versions of Word and nothing seemed to help.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thx, LafnSu


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16 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Is the problem only in one document or in all documents? The "circle mode" suggests something is running in the background or that Word is having a problem with the document or the auto-save feature.
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16 Apr 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a question and of course I don't know the answer.

Does having Word 2013 and 2007 on the same computer at the same time cause problems?

Will they argue with each other?
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16 Apr 2015   #4
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have a question and of course I don't know the answer.

Does having Word 2013 and 2007 on the same computer at the same time cause problems?

Will they argue with each other?
Depends on what the default is for opening documents, and it would also enable a bunch of Office features for 2013 that 2007 would not like. So it may be possible that it's looking for a specific plugin and doesn't understand the updated library.
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16 Apr 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

The only issue I've run into is that both versions had to be 32-bit, seems there's problems in having the 64-bit version installed. Office 2010 is the first version to be offered as either 32-bit or 64-bit, same for later versions.
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16 Apr 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the answers. Have another question may be lafnsu could help me with.

Why have both Office programs at the same time?
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16 Apr 2015   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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Why have both Office programs at the same time?
Good question, Office 2007 really wasn't much different from later versions but was the first with the "ribbons" scheme so some folks liked 2003 better until more comfortable with 2007. In my case I wanted to keep Office FrontPage 2003 but 64-bit Office 2010 wouldn't allow it so I went with Microsoft Expression Web 4.
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17 Apr 2015   #8
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I have both on board only because I had 2007 originally and when I got the laptop it came with 5 licenses for Office, so I upgraded on this machine as well...but since it's only a 1 year license I'd kept 2007 around in case I did not want to renew. I almost always choose 2013, and never run both at the exact same time. Also, it is in every single document whether it's been opened or started from New > even without a template. That was one of the reasons I thought it might be interference with keyboard/mouse, etc. Yes, it seems something is running but I haven't any earthly idea what....sigh. Ironically enough, I realized that other Office programs don't have the same behavior (Excel, One-Note)...scratching my head I am!

Thanks for all the feedback to you all. I appreciate it.

Cheers, LafnSu
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17 Apr 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A suggestion.
Use msconfig/Startup and make sure that the Office products are not checked.

What this will do is make sure neither Office will startup at boot and run in the background when you are not using them.
They will work when you choose and tick on the one you want to use.
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18 Apr 2015   #10
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
A suggestion.
Use msconfig/Startup and make sure that the Office products are not checked.

What this will do is make sure neither Office will startup at boot and run in the background when you are not using them.
They will work when you choose and tick on the one you want to use.
Thanks, I will check that out Sunday...have a wedding to go to tomorrow out of town...even I have to tear away from the computer for this one
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