MS Office 2010 graphic glitch/flickering?
Posted on 2011-05-05
Might as well cut to the chase - I'm having a strange issue with someone's PC (running Windows 7) at work. He noticed it begin today and it's pretty irritating - when using Excel 2010, everything appears to be fine until he goes to print. One or two of the print options will then begin flickering/rapidly disappearing and reappearing repeatedly. It doesn't stop and it seems to spread to the rest of the program after you encounter it.
If you go back to the spreadsheet after this, you will see the columns and rows doing sort of the same flickering, as well as the box on the currently selected cell. A similar issue exists when dropping down the menu for available fonts - as you scroll through the different fonts you will notice the cells sort of shifting (resizing ever so slightly) and just doing that extremely annoying flicker.
MS Word is another beast altogether. When you start it up, the mouse icon immediately begins glitching out. It cycles (rather rapidly) through the regular arrow, the arrow with the loading circle, and the typical icon used where you can click to begin inserting text. The print menu in word does not act the same as excel, but the mouse continues to do this throughout every menu.
Publisher appears to be completely fine, while powerpoint freezes as soon as it is launched and never works.
Any ideas on what could cause this? I ran some Windows updates (excluding Win7 sp1 so far - not sure if maybe this will help?). I ran a repair of office 2010, but I'm just wondering if maybe someone has experienced this before. It's kind of hard to search for when I don't know quite how to explain it in simple terms. Maybe just a complete re-installation of office is due?