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    Word Insertion Point

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    I asked this question on the Excel board, and they advised me to try the Windows board, where people who are familiar with the Registry file might help me.

    I want to change the insertion point in MS Word. I need to make it larger, change the color and the flash rate, or any combination. I'm not concerned with the cursor; I have a program to change that. The insertion point is the flashing bar that shows me where Word will place the next character I keyboard.
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    Re: Word Insertion Point

    If I understand you correctly, you are referring to the '<big> | </big>' style character that blinks?

    I believe you can change the cursor blink rate at:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop
    - look for the CursorBlinkRate key, nominally set to 530 milliseconds(?)

    I would expect any change to affect all applications.

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    Re: Word Insertion Point

    Explore Control Panel | Mouse utility. You can change cursors, blink rate, motion etc.
    Also Control Panel | Accessibility can content useful tweaks for you. (If you don't have Accessibility icon on Control Panel, use Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup to install it.)

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    Re: Word Insertion Point

    You asked

    "If I understand you correctly, you are referring to the ' | ' style character that blinks?"

    Yes, that's called the insertion point.

    I haven't worked on the Registry file yet. I will, but I'm wondering if I can change the size and color of the insertion point while I'm there.
    Bob Wall

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    Re: Word Insertion Point

    Not here, on W2K.
    Change mouse cursors - yes - but I don't think that is what is being asked for.

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    Re: Word Insertion Point

    Sorry - I haven't come across anything more than the blink rate.
    I'll post back if I come across something else.

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