I have always been a really poor speller, and am fully aware of it. I try to type everything in word before I publish. I, however, discovered that my Microsoft Office 2007 would not allow me to highlight or use my mouse for anything other than selecting from my tool bar. Had to "delete the Word registry key" to make it all work. I have no idea what it did or if there will be any adverse side-effects. All I know is that I can type relatively error free now. For anyone that is having the same problem, this post is for you:
To delete the Word Data registry key, follow these steps:
1. Exit all Office programs.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running:
â€¢ Word 2002:
â€¢ Word 2003:
â€¢ Word 2007:
4. Click Data, and then click Export on the File menu.
5. Name the file Wddata.reg, and then save the file to the desktop.
6. Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes.
7. Exit Registry Editor.
8. Start Word.
If Word starts and works correctly, you have resolved the problem. The problem was a damaged Word Data registry key. You may have to change several settings to restore your favorite options in Word.