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Is there any solution to the "jumping cursor" problem in Word 2010 running with Windows 8? I am going mad with this. I use a laptop - Fujitsu - and have never experienced this problem in any other version of Microsoft Office, going back a very long way. Is there something I can do?

Hi Jackie - not sure if you are using a Mouse or the touchpad.  However, it appears this is a problem others have experienced.

You might try...

The issue is due to the touch pad sensitivity. You can reduce or disable the sensitivity of touch pad from control panel-> mouse -> mouse properties. If issue still persists, check with an external keyboard.

This is not a Word issue but rather a combination of Windows 8 and Office 2010.

If this does not help you can do a browser search on

windows 8 word 2010 jumping cursor

and review the results.

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