Word 2011: Disappearing cursor

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Microsoft
March 7th, 2011 • 10:07 am

When you are forced to use Microsoft Word 2011’s in your line of work, as I am, here’s the type of crap that you have to contend with on a daily basis:

What is this, you say? It’s simple. It’s a Word document open in Word 2011 with the blinking cursor (insertion point) located before the word “staff” in the document.

And then (press Play) it’s what happens when I press the Right cursor key repeatedly to move the cursor to the right.

That’s it. That’s all I am doing. Pressing the damn Right cursor key.

Apparently, that’s enough to confuse Word 2011, which seems unable to make sure that the cursor remains visible while it is moving, so that, you know, the user can actually keep track of where he is.

Too much to ask, this is. Or rather, Microsoft’s engineers obviously believe that it’s much more fun to try and keep track of the position of an invisible cursor.

Oh yes, I do love funny distractions in my work. It makes it so much more pleasant.

Thanks, Microsoft.

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