"Disappearing" lines of text in Word docs

I've noticed a really unusual intermittent bug in my version of MS Word.

Suppose there are two consecutive lines of text in my document, Line A and 
Line B. I want to insert a new line between Lines A & B, so I position the 
cursor in between them and hit return (not highlighting Line B beforehand, 
because I'm not trying to get rid of it).

When I do so, Line B seems to disappear, with the cursor (and empty line in 
front of it) taking the place of Line B.

However, when I hit "page up" or "page down", Line B reappears.

Anyone know why this might be happening? I'm using MS Office 2007 (with SP2 
installed) and Windows Vista Home 32-bit.
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That sort of thing usually indicates the need for an upgrade of the
video card driver or, in extreme cases, a better video card.

As an easy first step, try reducing the video hardware acceleration.
Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize. At the bottom of the
dialog, click Display Settings. In the next dialog, click Advanced
Settings; click the Troubleshoot tab; click Change Settings; and
finally, move the slider toward the left. Then try the situation in
Word. If using a lower acceleration setting solves the problem, you
can leave it that way.

If it doesn't help, visit the web site of your video card's
manufacturer and see if they offer a newer version of its driver.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP        FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


On Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:33:01 -0800, rs913
<rs913@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I've noticed a really unusual intermittent bug in my version of MS Word.
>
>Suppose there are two consecutive lines of text in my document, Line A and 
>Line B. I want to insert a new line between Lines A & B, so I position the 
>cursor in between them and hit return (not highlighting Line B beforehand, 
>because I'm not trying to get rid of it).
>
>When I do so, Line B seems to disappear, with the cursor (and empty line in 
>front of it) taking the place of Line B.
>
>However, when I hit "page up" or "page down", Line B reappears.
>
>Anyone know why this might be happening? I'm using MS Office 2007 (with SP2 
>installed) and Windows Vista Home 32-bit.
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Jay
1/5/2010 1:17:26 AM
I tried updating my video card driver, but the problem still persists (and it 
seems unlikely that this was the problem as I have not seen any other 
"sluggish" behavior with respect to graphics that suggests I have a bad video 
card).

Are there any other possible explanations/fixes?


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

> That sort of thing usually indicates the need for an upgrade of the
> video card driver or, in extreme cases, a better video card.
> 
> As an easy first step, try reducing the video hardware acceleration.
> Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize. At the bottom of the
> dialog, click Display Settings. In the next dialog, click Advanced
> Settings; click the Troubleshoot tab; click Change Settings; and
> finally, move the slider toward the left. Then try the situation in
> Word. If using a lower acceleration setting solves the problem, you
> can leave it that way.
> 
> If it doesn't help, visit the web site of your video card's
> manufacturer and see if they offer a newer version of its driver.
> 
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP        FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
> newsgroup so all may benefit.
> 
> 
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:33:01 -0800, rs913
> <rs913@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> 
> >I've noticed a really unusual intermittent bug in my version of MS Word.
> >
> >Suppose there are two consecutive lines of text in my document, Line A and 
> >Line B. I want to insert a new line between Lines A & B, so I position the 
> >cursor in between them and hit return (not highlighting Line B beforehand, 
> >because I'm not trying to get rid of it).
> >
> >When I do so, Line B seems to disappear, with the cursor (and empty line in 
> >front of it) taking the place of Line B.
> >
> >However, when I hit "page up" or "page down", Line B reappears.
> >
> >Anyone know why this might be happening? I'm using MS Office 2007 (with SP2 
> >installed) and Windows Vista Home 32-bit.
> .
> 
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Utf
1/9/2010 7:06:01 AM
Possibly the printer driver needs updating, but poor graphics or outdated 
driver is the usual reason. Don't think there are any other reasons.

-- 
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"rs913" <rs913@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:58B40B70-7217-4C1F-85B6-4A497D477F84@microsoft.com...
> I tried updating my video card driver, but the problem still persists (and 
> it
> seems unlikely that this was the problem as I have not seen any other
> "sluggish" behavior with respect to graphics that suggests I have a bad 
> video
> card).
>
> Are there any other possible explanations/fixes?
>
>
> "Jay Freedman" wrote:
>
>> That sort of thing usually indicates the need for an upgrade of the
>> video card driver or, in extreme cases, a better video card.
>>
>> As an easy first step, try reducing the video hardware acceleration.
>> Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize. At the bottom of the
>> dialog, click Display Settings. In the next dialog, click Advanced
>> Settings; click the Troubleshoot tab; click Change Settings; and
>> finally, move the slider toward the left. Then try the situation in
>> Word. If using a lower acceleration setting solves the problem, you
>> can leave it that way.
>>
>> If it doesn't help, visit the web site of your video card's
>> manufacturer and see if they offer a newer version of its driver.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Jay Freedman
>> Microsoft Word MVP        FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
>> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
>> newsgroup so all may benefit.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:33:01 -0800, rs913
>> <rs913@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >I've noticed a really unusual intermittent bug in my version of MS Word.
>> >
>> >Suppose there are two consecutive lines of text in my document, Line A 
>> >and
>> >Line B. I want to insert a new line between Lines A & B, so I position 
>> >the
>> >cursor in between them and hit return (not highlighting Line B 
>> >beforehand,
>> >because I'm not trying to get rid of it).
>> >
>> >When I do so, Line B seems to disappear, with the cursor (and empty line 
>> >in
>> >front of it) taking the place of Line B.
>> >
>> >However, when I hit "page up" or "page down", Line B reappears.
>> >
>> >Anyone know why this might be happening? I'm using MS Office 2007 (with 
>> >SP2
>> >installed) and Windows Vista Home 32-bit.
>> .
>> 
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Terry
1/9/2010 3:40:14 PM
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