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Can't Select Text in Word 2007 / Vista

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rthrasher

#1
I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next text
document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text with
the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of word,
but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and choose
Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the categories
on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane, but
not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products installed
ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried other
Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT WORK. I
am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
 

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Earl Snapp

#2
"rthrasher" <rthrasher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:33CD4E3F-87A4-403C-A76D-CDDF8C2A08BF@microsoft.com...
>I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next text
> document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text with
> the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
> mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of
> word,
> but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and
> choose
> Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the
> categories
> on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane, but
> not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products
> installed
> ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried
> other
> Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT WORK.
> I
> am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!


Did you activate Word 2007 yet?


Earl
 

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rthrasher

#3
yes, perfectly legal - we are a Microsoft Enterprise Customer
Office Pro 2007 - all other office products work fine

"Earl Snapp" wrote:

> "rthrasher" <rthrasher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:33CD4E3F-87A4-403C-A76D-CDDF8C2A08BF@microsoft.com...
> >I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next text
> > document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text with
> > the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
> > mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of
> > word,
> > but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and
> > choose
> > Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the
> > categories
> > on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane, but
> > not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products
> > installed
> > ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried
> > other
> > Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT WORK.
> > I
> > am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!

>
> Did you activate Word 2007 yet?
>
>
> Earl
>
>
>
 

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Earl Snapp

#4
"rthrasher" <rthrasher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0AF811BE-F26D-4F11-9D06-E568F1D784BE@microsoft.com...
> yes, perfectly legal - we are a Microsoft Enterprise Customer
> Office Pro 2007 - all other office products work fine
>


I know that sometimes people put off activating till the last minute. That
was what I was wondering. I think Siggy might have something though. ;0)
 

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skynetop@gmail.com

#5
On Feb 19, 9:30 am, "Earl Snapp" <eww...@msn.com> wrote:
> "rthrasher" <rthras...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>
> news:0AF811BE-F26D-4F11-9D06-E568F1D784BE@microsoft.com...
>
> > yes, perfectly legal - we are a Microsoft Enterprise Customer
> >OfficePro 2007 - all otherofficeproducts work fine

>
> I know that sometimes people put off activating till the last minute. That
> was what I was wondering. I think Siggy might have something though. ;0)


Did you solve your issue? I can not select text or use any mice in
Word 2007. I have tried reinstalling the software and both Mice
drivers. I have an IBM T42 laptop with the UltraNAV mouse track wheel/
touchpad.

I can not even use another USB mouse.

-Mark
 

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rthrasher

#6
Well I am glad to know there is someone else in the world with thiss issue
besides me - I thought I was the only one - No, no resolution yet - I am
contemplating wiping the whole PC (not my first choice) - I have googled till
I am blue in the face and there is nothing out there about it - It is only in
Word - Not Excel, PP or Access, only Word - all the other ms apps work fine -
there has got to be fix for it.

RT

"skynetop@gmail.com" wrote:

> On Feb 19, 9:30 am, "Earl Snapp" <eww...@msn.com> wrote:
> > "rthrasher" <rthras...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >
> > news:0AF811BE-F26D-4F11-9D06-E568F1D784BE@microsoft.com...
> >
> > > yes, perfectly legal - we are a Microsoft Enterprise Customer
> > >OfficePro 2007 - all otherofficeproducts work fine

> >
> > I know that sometimes people put off activating till the last minute. That
> > was what I was wondering. I think Siggy might have something though. ;0)

>
> Did you solve your issue? I can not select text or use any mice in
> Word 2007. I have tried reinstalling the software and both Mice
> drivers. I have an IBM T42 laptop with the UltraNAV mouse track wheel/
> touchpad.
>
> I can not even use another USB mouse.
>
> -Mark
>
>
 

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Colin256

#7
Re: Can't Select Text in Word 2002SP3

I'm glad I've spotted this message. Does anyone else have this problem. I've
also been searching for an answer as I've got a very similar problem - only
difference is its on a PC where I've just installed Office XP (thats 2002) +
SP3, on Windows 98 - and it's supposed to be compatible.

It only appears to affect Word. I cant do anything with the mouse within the
document - menus are fine. But with my problem it only happens after the
first document Save - it's all OK 'til then. I have to close Word and reopen
it for the mouse (or tablet) to work with cursor positioning and selection.

Any ideas please? Has this been raised before?
 

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yogamaster

#8
Re: Can't Select Text in Word 2002SP3

--
gurucharan

I have the same problem. Word 2007, vista home premium on a new T60p lenovo.
everything worked fine for a few weeks then suddenly this problem.

I also could not resolve this with restore functions. $ restore points would
not complete any restore.

So if anyone has an approach please respond.

Thanks


"Colin256" wrote:

> I'm glad I've spotted this message. Does anyone else have this problem. I've
> also been searching for an answer as I've got a very similar problem - only
> difference is its on a PC where I've just installed Office XP (thats 2002) +
> SP3, on Windows 98 - and it's supposed to be compatible.
>
> It only appears to affect Word. I cant do anything with the mouse within the
> document - menus are fine. But with my problem it only happens after the
> first document Save - it's all OK 'til then. I have to close Word and reopen
> it for the mouse (or tablet) to work with cursor positioning and selection.
>
> Any ideas please? Has this been raised before?
>
>
 

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ozjohnson

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#9
Here I find myself, after googling 'Word 2007 Vista 64 problems' as a result of exactly this problem.
I have Vista ultimate x64 running on an HP notebook.

Other than the usual lack of scanner/printer driver issues, all has worked well for the last few months, then the sudden appearance of this issue, exactly as described. i cannot use the touch pad or a mouse (freshly installed) to highlight or edit text, but can highlight using 'shift + arrows'.

I have run office repair without luck.
I have accepted and installed all automatic windows updates.
I also run a Wacom tablet, which I disconnected a few days ago whle the system was running (a bad idea, I know), but it still works fine and there is no problem with any other program outside of Word.
The only other item of note was that a few days ago (mid November 07), one of the Windows updates was for the Synaptics pointing device drivers.
Sort of unrelated, but also an interesting change - while not supported, I have run itunes with full functionality until the last upgrade, which now does not recognise my CD/DVD drivers and will not allow the comlete install of itunes, so I can no longer burn CDs of my (legitimate) tracks.
I wish I had bought the 32 bit version of Vista, and I still see no resolution on the Word issue.
Houston, (rather Redmond) we have a problem!
 

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ozjohnson

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#10
Re: Can't Select Text in Word 2007 / Vista : SOLUTION - TRY THIS

Hi Again,
A SOLUTION THAT WORKED FOR ME:
I posted my similar experience that noted by 'rthrasher' about an hour ago and have been trawling around since looking for a solution.

THE FOLLOWING WORKED FOR ME BUT please make your own decision and back up first, like good little boys and girls.

If you go to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541 and follow the instruction below to delete the the Word Data Registry Key (making sure ALL windows programs are closed. Word then rebuilds the registry key using deafult settings on the next Word start up.
It fixed the problem for me on Vista Ultimate x64.
If it doesn't work for you, additional steps are also shown on the same page. I hope this helps. Now if only Canon would issue 9900F scanner drivers!

Manual steps to troubleshoot problems that occur when you start or use Word

loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Delete the Word Data registry key

loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');Most of the frequently used options in Word are stored in the Word Data registry key. A common troubleshooting step is to delete the Word Data registry key. The next time that you start Word, Word rebuilds the Word Data registry key by using the default settings.

To view these options in Word 2002 or Word 2003, click Options on the Tools menu.

To view these options in Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

Note When you delete the Word Data registry key, Word resets several options to their default settings. One such option is the "most recently used file" list on the File menu. Additionally, Word resets many settings that you customize in the Options dialog box.

To delete the Word Data registry key, follow these steps: 1.Exit all Office programs.2.Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.3.Locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running: •Word 2002: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\10.0\Word\Data
•Word 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\11.0\Word\Data
•Word 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\12.0\Word\Data
4.Click Data, and then click Export on the File menu.5.Name the file Wddata.reg, and then save the file to the desktop.6.Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes.7.Exit Registry Editor.8.Start Word. If Word starts and works correctly, you have resolved the problem. The problem was a damaged Word Data registry key. You may have to change several settings to restore your favorite options in Word.

If the problem is not resolved, restore the original Word Data registry key. Then, see the "Delete the Word Options registry key" topic.

To restore the original Word Data registry key, follow these steps: 1.Exit all Office programs.2.Double-click the Wddata.reg icon on the desktop. 3.Click Yes, and then click OK.
-------------------------------------------

I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next text
document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text with
the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of word,
but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and choose
Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the categories
on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane, but
not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products installed
ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried other
Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT WORK. I
am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
 

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roger mgc

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#11
Re: Can't Select Text in Word 2007 / Vista : SOLUTION - TRY THIS

Kudos to you. It worked for me. I appreciated the help.

Roger


Hi Again,
A SOLUTION THAT WORKED FOR ME:
I posted my similar experience that noted by 'rthrasher' about an hour ago and have been trawling around since looking for a solution.

THE FOLLOWING WORKED FOR ME BUT please make your own decision and back up first, like good little boys and girls.

If you go to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541 and follow the instruction below to delete the the Word Data Registry Key (making sure ALL windows programs are closed. Word then rebuilds the registry key using deafult settings on the next Word start up.
It fixed the problem for me on Vista Ultimate x64.
If it doesn't work for you, additional steps are also shown on the same page. I hope this helps. Now if only Canon would issue 9900F scanner drivers!

Manual steps to troubleshoot problems that occur when you start or use Word

loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Delete the Word Data registry key

loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');Most of the frequently used options in Word are stored in the Word Data registry key. A common troubleshooting step is to delete the Word Data registry key. The next time that you start Word, Word rebuilds the Word Data registry key by using the default settings.

To view these options in Word 2002 or Word 2003, click Options on the Tools menu.

To view these options in Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

Note When you delete the Word Data registry key, Word resets several options to their default settings. One such option is the "most recently used file" list on the File menu. Additionally, Word resets many settings that you customize in the Options dialog box.

To delete the Word Data registry key, follow these steps: 1.Exit all Office programs.2.Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.3.Locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running: •Word 2002: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\10.0\Word\Data
•Word 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\11.0\Word\Data
•Word 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\12.0\Word\Data
4.Click Data, and then click Export on the File menu.5.Name the file Wddata.reg, and then save the file to the desktop.6.Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes.7.Exit Registry Editor.8.Start Word. If Word starts and works correctly, you have resolved the problem. The problem was a damaged Word Data registry key. You may have to change several settings to restore your favorite options in Word.

If the problem is not resolved, restore the original Word Data registry key. Then, see the "Delete the Word Options registry key" topic.

To restore the original Word Data registry key, follow these steps: 1.Exit all Office programs.2.Double-click the Wddata.reg icon on the desktop. 3.Click Yes, and then click OK.
-------------------------------------------

I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next text
document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text with
the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of word,
but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and choose
Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the categories
on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane, but
not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products installed
ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried other
Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT WORK. I
am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
 

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N
#12
I have had the same problem also with Word only. I cannot find the solution
anywhere. I have tried what you suggest but it did not help. Can anyone help?

Thanks. Nada

philgons píše:

>
> I just started having this problem after switching from the Office 2007
> trial to Office Enterprise 2007. I couldn't select text with the mouse,
> access the Word Options (except for Popular), or navigate via the
> document map, and Word would crash every time I exited.
>
> The problem, for me at least, was with an add-in. You need to
> deactivate all the add-ins to stop the problem. But since you can't get
> to the *Trust Center Settings* through the *Word Options*, you have to
> sneak in the back door.
>
> First, if you don't have the developer tab enabled, do so under *Word
> Options* > *Popular* > and check "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon."
>
> Next, go to *Developer* (tab) > *Macro Security* > *Add-ins* and check
> "Disable all Application add-ins (may impair functionality)."
>
> Though this isn't a permanent fix if you need some of your add-ins to
> work, it'll at least get you the full functionality of Word back!
>
> Hope this helps!
>
>
> --
> philgons
>
 

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N
#13
Hello, I was so happy to find that someone has found the solution to this
impossible problem which makes my life difficult. But the link does not work.
Can you help, please?

Thanks in advance.

Nada


daveyboy222 píše:

>
> I followed the steps listed exactly as found in '[Word 2007] Mouse
> Doesn't Work (i.e. Can't Highlight Text)..' (http://tinyurl.com/yscrfv)
> and that took care my Word 2007 problems which were (1) Could not select
> text, (2) could not select any "Word Options" other than the default
> "Popular" button, (3) Word 2007 crashing on exit. The other thing it
> fixed, which might be unique for my situation, was that every time I
> would have my Word session full-screen and having it crash on exit, the
> next session would be a window taking up about 1/3 the screen. Now my
> sessions begin at the same window size as I exited with. More than
> likely this problem was the result of an "ungraceful exit" fromWord at
> some time in the recent past.
>
>
> rthrasher;235796 Wrote:

> > I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next
> > text
> > document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text
> > with
> > the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
> > mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of
> > word,
> > but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and
> > choose
> > Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the
> > categories
> > on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane,
> > but
> > not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products
> > installed
> > ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried
> > other
> > Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT
> > WORK. I
> > am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
>
>
> --
> daveyboy222
>
 

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N
#14
I found the answer here: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/?p=140, so my problem
is solved.

Nada

Nada píše:

> I have had the same problem also with Word only. I cannot find the solution
> anywhere. I have tried what you suggest but it did not help. Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks. Nada
>
> philgons píše:
>

> >
> > I just started having this problem after switching from the Office 2007
> > trial to Office Enterprise 2007. I couldn't select text with the mouse,
> > access the Word Options (except for Popular), or navigate via the
> > document map, and Word would crash every time I exited.
> >
> > The problem, for me at least, was with an add-in. You need to
> > deactivate all the add-ins to stop the problem. But since you can't get
> > to the *Trust Center Settings* through the *Word Options*, you have to
> > sneak in the back door.
> >
> > First, if you don't have the developer tab enabled, do so under *Word
> > Options* > *Popular* > and check "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon."
> >
> > Next, go to *Developer* (tab) > *Macro Security* > *Add-ins* and check
> > "Disable all Application add-ins (may impair functionality)."
> >
> > Though this isn't a permanent fix if you need some of your add-ins to
> > work, it'll at least get you the full functionality of Word back!
> >
> > Hope this helps!
> >
> >
> > --
> > philgons
> >
 

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N
#15
I found the answer here: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/?p=140 so my problem
is solved.

nada

Nada píše:

> Hello, I was so happy to find that someone has found the solution to this
> impossible problem which makes my life difficult. But the link does not work.
> Can you help, please?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Nada
>
>
> daveyboy222 píše:
>

> >
> > I followed the steps listed exactly as found in '[Word 2007] Mouse
> > Doesn't Work (i.e. Can't Highlight Text)..' (http://tinyurl.com/yscrfv)
> > and that took care my Word 2007 problems which were (1) Could not select
> > text, (2) could not select any "Word Options" other than the default
> > "Popular" button, (3) Word 2007 crashing on exit. The other thing it
> > fixed, which might be unique for my situation, was that every time I
> > would have my Word session full-screen and having it crash on exit, the
> > next session would be a window taking up about 1/3 the screen. Now my
> > sessions begin at the same window size as I exited with. More than
> > likely this problem was the result of an "ungraceful exit" fromWord at
> > some time in the recent past.
> >
> >
> > rthrasher;235796 Wrote:

> > > I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next
> > > text
> > > document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text
> > > with
> > > the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
> > > mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of
> > > word,
> > > but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and
> > > choose
> > > Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the
> > > categories
> > > on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane,
> > > but
> > > not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products
> > > installed
> > > ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried
> > > other
> > > Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT
> > > WORK. I
> > > am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
> >
> >
> > --
> > daveyboy222
> >
 

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Spacestarshine

#16
Thank you for saying you found the answer. I needed to hear that someone has
solved the problem. I have been working on the problem for 2 days now with
no success. I went to your link and read the information, but I'm just a
novice and need more specifics like: step 1, step 2 etc. Can you help?
Thanks

"Nada" wrote:

> I found the answer here: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/?p=140 so my problem
> is solved.
>
> nada
>
> Nada píše:
>

> > Hello, I was so happy to find that someone has found the solution to this
> > impossible problem which makes my life difficult. But the link does not work.
> > Can you help, please?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Nada
> >
> >
> > daveyboy222 píše:
> >

> > >
> > > I followed the steps listed exactly as found in '[Word 2007] Mouse
> > > Doesn't Work (i.e. Can't Highlight Text)..' (http://tinyurl.com/yscrfv)
> > > and that took care my Word 2007 problems which were (1) Could not select
> > > text, (2) could not select any "Word Options" other than the default
> > > "Popular" button, (3) Word 2007 crashing on exit. The other thing it
> > > fixed, which might be unique for my situation, was that every time I
> > > would have my Word session full-screen and having it crash on exit, the
> > > next session would be a window taking up about 1/3 the screen. Now my
> > > sessions begin at the same window size as I exited with. More than
> > > likely this problem was the result of an "ungraceful exit" fromWord at
> > > some time in the recent past.
> > >
> > >
> > > rthrasher;235796 Wrote:
> > > > I have the most perplexing problem - When opening or creating a next
> > > > text
> > > > document in Word 2007 (part of Office 2007), I cannot select any text
> > > > with
> > > > the mouse - I can select text with the arrow keys + shift, but not the
> > > > mouse. I can select menus, and use the mouse cursor on other parts of
> > > > word,
> > > > but not on the document. Also when I click on the office button, and
> > > > choose
> > > > Word Options (thought I may look there), I cant choose any of the
> > > > categories
> > > > on the left - I cant "checkmark" and change things on the choice pane,
> > > > but
> > > > not change categories. This is only in Word - other office products
> > > > installed
> > > > ie Excel and PP work great with the mouse, but not Word. I have tried
> > > > other
> > > > Mice, downloading new drivers from logitech and MS, but it WILL NOT
> > > > WORK. I
> > > > am about to go insane - can anyone help - PLEASE!
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > daveyboy222
> > >
 

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#17
I followed some steps but made it simpler but just renaming the file:

1.Exit all Office programs.
2.Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
3.Locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running:
•Word 2002: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\10.0\Word\Data
•Word 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\11.0\Word\Data
•Word 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\12.0\Word\Data

4.rename the file to: Olddata.reg
5.Exit Registry Editor.
6.Start Word. If Word starts and works correctly, you have resolved the problem. The problem was a damaged Word Data registry key. You may have to change several settings to restore your favorite options in Word.

Good luck
 

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rcohn

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#18
Hello -

I had the exact same problem with Windows 2007 (not letting me select/edit any typed-in text). I followed the directions in KB921541 (for Vista). I have no idea what caused this condition.

Using the directions in the article, after deleting the specified registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data

I was able to restart Word 2007 without the problem. The directions indicate that you may export your Word settings, but I really don't care to try and reproduce what few settings I had. Just glad it started working.

Many thanks to the person(s) who pointed out this KB article!

Robert Cohn
Software Engineer
Wacom Technology Corp.
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>
> Hello -
>
> I had the exact same problem with Windows 2007 (not letting me
> select/edit any typed-in text). I followed the directions in KB921541
> (for Vista). I have no idea what caused this condition.
>
> Using the directions in the article, after deleting the specified
> registry key:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data
>
> I was able to restart Word 2007 without the problem. The directions
> indicate that you may export your Word settings, but I really don't care
> to try and reproduce what few settings I had. Just glad it started
> working.
>
> Many thanks to the person(s) who pointed out this KB article!
>
> Robert Cohn
> -Software Engineer-
> -Wacom Technology Corp.-
> -rcohn@xxxxxx-
>
>
> --
> rcohn
 

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"rcohn" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:b01cb345e7d505a157e2bb51c12ff751@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

>
> Hello -
>
> I had the exact same problem with Windows 2007 (not letting me
> select/edit any typed-in text). I followed the directions in KB921541
> (for Vista). I have no idea what caused this condition.
>
> Using the directions in the article, after deleting the specified
> registry key:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data
>
> I was able to restart Word 2007 without the problem. The directions
> indicate that you may export your Word settings, but I really don't care
> to try and reproduce what few settings I had. Just glad it started
> working.
>
> Many thanks to the person(s) who pointed out this KB article!
>
> Robert Cohn
> -Software Engineer-
> -Wacom Technology Corp.-
> -rcohn@xxxxxx-
>
>
> --
> rcohn
i believe that this is only happening to people who have vista.. I never ran into this issue with my XP machine running MSoffice 07 or seen any posting on it.

Im curious also, Im a amature graphic artist... I do developing on IMVU: 3D Avatar Chat Instant Messenger & Dress Up Game and I also use a wacom board. And also had to run the synmatic pointer updates... maybe there is a connection to this?

Im trying the fix now.. I have the same issue. I cant select text nor can i activate my MS OFFICE2007 no wizard shows up???? and when i go to WORD options.. i cant select anything it is like one giant unselectable picture.

Wish me luck i be back in a few minutes after i reboot.

A MadCat Claudia:sarc:
 

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