word >> Jumping Cursor

by Tm9haFphcms » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 02:46:02 GMT

I am using a Mac iBook G4 with OS 10.4.10 and Office 2004 for Mac. In both
Word and Entourage, when I hit the letter "t" the cursor often - not always -
jumps back about three lines leaving me with gibberish.

Any ideas or fixes will be greatly appreciated.


word >> Jumping Cursor

by John McGhie » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:42:31 GMT


Attach a mouse, then use the System Preference to ignore the touchpad when
the mouse is attached :-)


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Michael Jardine » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 06:26:20 GMT

After I write more than one or two lines in World 2008, the cursor jumps up
or down to the line above or below. However, when I insert text, the point
of inserting remains the same (the current line). This is extremely
confusing. Has anyone else had this problem? I can post a screen capture if
anyone is interested.

Sometimes, hitting "page down" then "page up" re-sets the view, until I
start typing again.

I'm not sure if it's because I am using an external monitor, but I've never
never had this problem before.

MacBook Pro, Leopard 10.5.2, Dell 1680x1050 monitor.

word >> Jumping Cursor

by John McGhie » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:48:00 GMT

Hi Michael:

Ah hah! Yes, I have that problem! The solution is obvious, if not easy ---
lose weight! :-)

In my case, it is caused by typing with the laptop on my lap. As I lean
forward to concentrate, the proceeds of a vigorously miss-spent youth tend
to land on the touch-pad, causing the cursor to develop a mind of its own...
:-)

Attaching a mouse and enabling "Ignore the touch-pad when a mouse is
connected" in System Preferences may be an easier and quicker fix :-)

If it's not that, you are getting "display fragmentation" which appears to
be a bug in some of the graphics Drivers http://9573f00jrksyaq7x-fvlpkrrco.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=DATABASEFORUM " target="_top" rel="nofollow">[Driver Robot fixes your driver problems] under OS 10.5. I don't get that
here because I have not gone up from OS 10.4.

Generally the cure is, as you have found, to page the display and force a
re-draw. Usually, paging "back" two then forward will fix it quicker. You
have to page out the current screen buffer to force word to redraw the
display. Word holds more text "below" the insertion point than "above" so
paging back means you have to go a shorter distance to force a redraw.

Hopefully this bug will be fixed by Apple one of these days with a new
display driver.

Hope this helps


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Michael Jardine » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 21:19:34 GMT

Thanks, John. The issue is display fragmentation and I don't believe it's an
issue with Leopard because (a) I don't have the same problem with Word 2004,
and (b) I don't' have the same problem with any other program using Leopard.
So that seems to point the finger at Word 2008.

Regards,
Michael


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Phillip Jones » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 03:06:49 GMT


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Michael Jardine » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 03:13:32 GMT

Is nobody else having this problem?

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word >> Jumping Cursor

by John McGhie » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:58:22 GMT

i Michael:

Yeah, it affects a few users. We have sporadic reports of it in here.

Seems to be specific versions of OS 10.5, using specific graphics cards, and
specific hardware combinations.

It's not common. As you say, it appears only in Word 2008, and usually only
when it is working hard. Word pushes the graphics hardware harder than many
other applications. PC Word does it too, and has been doing so since at
least 1992! One solution there was to change the colour depth of the
display to something "else", either higher or lower, it didn't seem to
matter much. PC Word still does it occasionally: I suspect a timing issue.

Chances are it will go away with the next update. The work-around you have
discovered is the only solution we have so far. If you find a different
one, please post it.

Cheers


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Phillip Jones » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 01:02:03 GMT

haven't seen the problem. But then I use OSX.3.9 with Office2004 on my
Desktop unit. And Not on 2004 or 2008 using my laptop using OSX.4.11.

OSX.5.x has had so many problems that I am waiting for at least 5.4 or 5
before I entertain the thought of installing on my Laptop, which can
handle it my desktop unit can not.

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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Michael Jardine » Mon, 31 Mar 2008 03:59:27 GMT

'm confused. Why would it be an OSX.5 issue if it only occurs on Word2008?
There's no cursor issue with other typing programs such as Pages, Textedit,
Entourage, Mail, etc.


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word >> Jumping Cursor

by Michael Jardine » Mon, 31 Mar 2008 04:00:42 GMT

hanks, will do.

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