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Blinking ruler

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I have installed Office XP (Version 2002) Professional on my laptop. When I

am working in Word the upper left corner of the ruler bar is continually

blinking. This is not happening on my desktop - only the laptop. I have

shut down the document, program and computer, but the problem does not go

away. It is not allowing me to customize the toolbar because everytime it

blinks it resets the scroll bar to the top. It appears that there is

"something" under the symbol when it blinks but for the life of me I can not

tell what it is?

Please help!!!

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    • By "blinking," do you mean that it displays only when you mouse over the top

      of the screen? If so, checking Ruler on the View menu should make it remain

      in view. But the "auto hide" behavior is caused by checking the box for

      "Provide feedback with animation" on the General tab of Tools | Options.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

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      "bustaboo3" <u27380.ms-word.questionfor.info.uwe> wrote in message news:6721d447a60ed.ms-word.questionfor.info.uwe...

      > I have installed Office XP (Version 2002) Professional on my laptop.

      When I

      > am working in Word the upper left corner of the ruler bar is continually

      > blinking. This is not happening on my desktop - only the laptop. I have

      > shut down the document, program and computer, but the problem does not go

      > away. It is not allowing me to customize the toolbar because everytime it

      > blinks it resets the scroll bar to the top. It appears that there is

      > "something" under the symbol when it blinks but for the life of me I can

      not

      > tell what it is?

      > Please help!!!

      >

      #1; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:03:00 GMT
    • Thanks for the response, however, the blinking is continual it has nothing to

      do with the mouse over the top of the screen. I can click on the upper left

      corner of screen and it will allow me to do so, however it still continues to

      blick or flicker.

      I also tried to unselect the "Provide feedback with animation" and it still

      does the same thing. No change.

      Any other suggestions?

      Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:[vbcol=seagreen]

      >By "blinking," do you mean that it displays only when you mouse over the top

      >of the screen? If so, checking Ruler on the View menu should make it remain

      >in view. But the "auto hide" behavior is caused by checking the box for

      >"Provide feedback with animation" on the General tab of Tools | Options.

      >[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]

      #2; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:04:00 GMT