I have just run some updates to my MS Office 2003, and now I seem to have a problem with my keyboard when working in Word.
The default language setting in Control Panel is still English (UK). But in Word, some of the letters/symbols which appear on screen do not now correspond to those which are on my standard (UK) keyboard. For example if I type shift-2, then the quote marks " should appear in my text on screen. But it now prints the @ symbol. And if I key the actual @ symbol, it puts a " in the text. And the £ sign now puts a # symbol in the text.
I'm not a trained typist. But I presume that somehow the keyboard setting, within Word, has been re-set for the layout of another language or region (European or more likely US?). If so, how do I reinstate the normal setting so that what appears on screen corresponds to what is actually on the keys?
Problem is still a mystery - but it seems to have disappeared! I closed Word, shut down the computer - then when I started up again and opened Word, all was back to normal.
Just to check, I loked at Word 2003>Tools>Language and it shows English (UK) - although it seems to suggest that a previous setting was English (US) - which may have the different keyboard settings.
I conclude that either the update had re-set Word to English (US) and I somehow have got it back to English (UK); or there is some sequence of keystrokes which I hit without realising it, which changed the keyboard/language while I was working on the document concerned.
Anyhow - all is now back to normal. Thanks to those who offered help.