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I have just installed Office 2007 for a user. Word is acting strangely. If I open a document. The cursor just stays at the top left of the document and I can not place it anywhere else. I cannot select other text. I cannot write additional text.

If I simply open up Word and start a new document I am allowed to type like normal. If I were to save and close this document and reopen it. I would not be able to input anything.

Seems like I am stuck in some wrong input mode?

I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling.

Any ideas?

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Is the document locked or read-only? – menns Jan 7 '10 at 16:16
No the document is not locked or read-only. – CT. Jan 7 '10 at 16:21
Can you open the mentioned document in some other word processing program (google docs maybe) ? Can it be saved under a different name and then reopened ? – Rook Jan 7 '10 at 16:27

It sounds like your documents are all defaulting to read-only. What does the title bar read when you open the document you can't edit?

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It seems the problem was specific to user profile. The problem did not exist while signed on with a different domain user profile. I simply backed up the users files. Deleted her profile. Restored profile. Restored files.

Problem solved...

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