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22 Nov 2009   #1

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Mouse issue in Word & Outlook 2007

I've struggled for 3 days now trying to find why I'm unable to use my mouse in Word and Outlook 2007.
I have a Thinkpad T500 which I recently formated (was Vista) and installed a fresh copy of of Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise Office 2007. The mouse/trackpad worked well for a week and then the mouse issue began.
I have installed all Windows 7 lenovo drivers as well as all Windows updates.
The mouse does work for the first line of text that you enter in Word or in a new email within Outlook, however as soon as you you press "Enter" the mouse is unusable. The mouse does work 100% properly for all other applications.
I've Googled this problem and it does seem as though there are others with the same problem. I've attempted to apply the fix's that were recommended which including removing or disabling add-ins, renaming or deleting the data key in the registry, but none of these have corrected the problem.
Any help would be definitley appreciated.


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22 Nov 2009   #2

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Seen this same problem before. That solution, surprisingly was touch pad too sensitive, adjust.
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22 Nov 2009   #3

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Hi Richard. Thanks for the quick reply. I changed the sensitivity of the Ultranav (Lenovo's name for touchpad) from 90% to 40% with no change in the problem with the mouse. I also tried dissabling the touchpad with no change. Any other ideas?
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22 Nov 2009   #4

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If you have word, I assume that you have Office. In any event, take the DVD and do a repair. That may work. If there is no repair feature (but there probably is) try to reinstall, over the original.
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22 Nov 2009   #5

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Done both. no change.
Funny thing, I originally performed an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and the mouse issue appeared shortly thereafter. After a couple frustrating days I decided to format and start from scratch. It seemed to work great and then the mouse issue appeared again. I tried doing a system restore thinking it was a micorsoft update, but this didn't work either.
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22 Nov 2009   #6

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Can you do a system image, from a time when things were working properly?
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22 Nov 2009   #7

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It's definitley not a mouse issue, I've tried others, this is definitley a software issue.
I can close word and restart it and the mouse will work until I press enter. I'm then stuck using the arrow, alt, shift keys to navigate around the text in the document. The mouse works on the toolbars however.
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22 Nov 2009   #8

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22 Nov 2009   #9

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This was one of the solutions I've tried with no luck. I'll keep looking around at the templates to see if they're the culprit. Very frustrating.
Thanks Richard.
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22 Nov 2009   #10

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How do I fix the problem that I experience after I install an automatic update for Word 2007 on a Windows Vista-based computer?

This is for Vista, but under the hood Win 7 is just like Vista. Hopefully this will take care of it. And Thanks
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