In Word 365, keyboard has become hyper-sensitive and difficult to control.

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When typing in Word 365, the cursor has always tended to jump to another line or paragraph on its own, which is frustrating, but now when I try to insert the cursor at a point, it blocks the whole paragraph and doesn't want to let it go. If I want to block a single word, I have to click on it several times to get any action and then it blocks the entire paragraph. For example, I just clicked once at the end of "paragraph" in the last sentence to add a period, and it blocked the whole paragraph. I'm an editor, this is wasting my time and patience. Is there some way to somewhat de-sensitize the keyboard? HELP!

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Hi @KGil7512,

I would first try a repair on Office which you can follow with this guide here

https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Repair-an-Office-application-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c...

Does it happen on just your machine? Or other in your organisation? Does it happen with other apps or just Word? Let me know how the repair goes.

Best, Chris
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Are you sure this applies to Office applications only?