Word Text not highlighting

  Duncanf 14:08 15 Aug 2009

For some reason I'm unable to highlight text in Word documents (to change font or size etc.) Normally I've been able to hold left hand mouse button down and run over portion required but now as soon as I release the mouse left button the highlighting disappears. Grateful of any solutions. Thanks.

  Stuartli 14:13 15 Aug 2009

Try placing the cursor at the start of the line of text>hold down the Shift key>move cursor to end of the text and left click.

  Duncanf 14:25 15 Aug 2009

Thank you. That certainly works and gets me over the initial problem. Still not sure why this has happened. Thank you for your prompt help.

  ened 14:41 15 Aug 2009

I take it this is a problem you have had for a while because very often a re-boot will sort this sort of thing out.

If you have your installation disc/s try doing a repair.

You might even find a System Restore will give you the facility back.

  Stuartli 20:06 15 Aug 2009

Hardly worth a Repair for such a minor nuisance..:-)

I have the same problem at times - it's due to my wireless optical mouse being used on top of several mouse mats to prevent wrist strain. This creates a slightly uneven surface for the laser.

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