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    cursor and newly typed text disappear

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    by largewhiterabbit ·

    In word 2003 and outlook 2003 my cursor regularly disappears and then typed text cannot be seen unless I click my mouse pointer over that area. I sometimes starts if I backspace over text or hit enter for a new line. If I then put my mouse pointer over the cursor at the new line it appears and if I move the mouse pointer away it disappears after a few seconds.
    This problem started when I switched from Office 2000 to Office 2003

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    • #2671920

      Reply To: cursor and newly typed text disappear

      by heml0ck ·

      In reply to cursor and newly typed text disappear

      There is a feature in office 2k3 that hides the mouse pointer when typing. You can use tweakui to try changing your settings quickly.

    • #2671200

      Reply To: cursor and newly typed text disappear

      by largewhiterabbit ·

      In reply to cursor and newly typed text disappear

      tweakui did not help. Cursor still disappears. Another clue. It does reappeaer if mouse pointer is put over the start bar.

    • #2671188

      Reply To: cursor and newly typed text disappear

      by eqwatz@customerselects.com ·

      In reply to cursor and newly typed text disappear

      The disappearing cursor happens with office XP as well, but as far as the text–well that’s a new one on me.
      Don’t even consider this an answer, it is just for your info.

      The text part of the question IS a definite problem–but I found that if I don’t type cleanly, I can accidently start typing directly to the clip-board instead of the document. I haven’t figured out exactly what the key combination is, but I am really beginning to hate all of the “bells and whistles” in Office.

    • #2671323

      Reply To: cursor and newly typed text disappear

      by simy ·

      In reply to cursor and newly typed text disappear

      I had a similar problem where the background of the text becomes black when you click on a line, making the text invisible. Hot sure if this is what you’re experiencing. The fix in this case was to reinstall the video drivers.
      Hope this helps

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