In my version of Word 2002 in Office XP under Windows XP home, if I move the cursor to the right of the text it changes to an arrow and a click selects the line> In other words it behaves as moving the cursor to the left of the text. I can only move the insertion point if I click right up close to the last character. This only happens in normal view, not print layout. But it doesn't happen in Word 2002 in Works suite on another PC, nor in Word 2000 under Windows Me.
I'm wondering if it has anything to do with support for right-to-left language, as I seem to have shedloads of Arabic and Hebrew fonts available that I don't remember asking for.