Cursor in Word changed to the size of a single dot. How to repair?

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Without obvious reason my cursor in Word changed to the size of a dot.

I checked the following (which gave solutions in the past)

- go to normal view and return to print view
- the option "hide spelling errors in this document" is unchecked

Has anyone a suggestion to repair this?

Question by:LuckyLuke57
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello LuckyLuke57,

    adding to the list above
    - switch to 500% Zoom and back
    - pressing Ctrl and a single mouse wheel click in either direction

    hope this helps a bit
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    Expert Comment

    You could force a reset by going to the Visual Basic editor (Alt + F11) .  In the Immediate Window (Click on View - Immediate window if you can't see it) and enter the following

    System.Cursor = wdCursorNormal

    Press Enter

    Hopefully this will clear it for you
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    Author Comment

    - switch to 500% Zoom and back

    gave the solution!
    LVL 44

    Expert Comment

    cool thanks for the grade :)

    but this is a strange one, since it popped up in the word news group lately too

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