When I open a document in Word 2007, the mouse works to click any items in the ribbon but when I try to use the mouse within the document it does not seem to be recognized. I can NOT select text, click to a different location within the document or right click and use the context menu.
Some research seems to point to add-ins. I can correct the problem by starting Word from a command prompt without add-ins
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\winword.exe /a
So now to correct the problem. Research indicates to make some changes to the registry. here
I tried the following from the article
Rename the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\12.0\Word\Data key to OldData so Word can create a new key. This did not correct the problem.
Next I was going to try the AddIn key located HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\12.0\Word\Addins but there was none. I did have a key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft Office\Word\Addins (no 12 folder). I tried renaming that. This did not correct the problem.
I'll keep at in and when it is resolved update my blog.