Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:43 PM
My OS is Windows XP and I'm using MS Word 2003. Word 2003 is the only application where this problem occurs.
About 3 weeks ago, I discovered that in seemingly any Word document (old documents, those created by other people, new documents, etc.) once Word has been open for a few moments, the mouse pointer quickly flashes as an hourglass about every 2 seconds. I have never had any error messages in Word since this began. This isn't a really big deal (although it is more annoying than it might seem) but I'm worried that it's a symptom of another problem.
I run a Spybot, Ad-Aware, and a Symantec scan once a week. I have Symantec anti-virus and the program version is up to date. I haven't taken any other action to resolve this problem.
I've seen others post this question to other forums, but it seems like they end up submitting a logfile to check for viruses, etc. I can do this too, but I wanted to see if there might be another explanation.
Thanks for all suggestions!