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Why does a document in Word 2007 stop recognizing the mouse after the document loses focus?

Why does a document in Word 2007 stop recognizing the mouse after the document loses focus?

When I open a document in Word 2007, everything works fine, I can edit, highlight text, etc. However, the instant Word loses focus, when I focus back the document doesn't recognize anything the mouse does.

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Guest [Entry]

"I had a document with the same symptoms, but only the one document, so maybe the problem is not the same. Anyway, I'll present my story in case you recognise anything in common.

My document was an order form with complex tables and calculated fields.
(These seem like likely candidates but turned out not to be a problem)

When I refocussed the document I noticed that the mouse seemed to be in image/object selection mode (with an arrow pointer instead of a cursor) but would not select anything nor go back to a cursor. There was only one image in the document, I deleted it and the problem went away. I re-added the same image back in the same place and everything continued to work fine.

The root of this may have been that the document was originally made in Word 2003 and converted to Word 2007 format."