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    Keyboard craziness... (Word 2003)

    Hi all,

    A friend of mine bought a new laptop. The installed office 2003. After the install, in Word, the keyboard ws typing all crazy! For instance, when they typed an "H", it typed the letter "L" on the screen!!! (Thats the one example they gave me.
    Has anyone come across this behaviour before? I asked them to check the keyboard properties, but they have not come back to me yet!

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    Re: Keyboard craziness... (Word 2003)

    Is Word the only application in which this happens? Have they tested Wordpad, Notepas, Excel, ...?
    Does the problem persist after quitting and restarting Word?

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    Re: Keyboard craziness... (Word 2003)

    Hmmn, good questions. I will need to find out.
    I'll come back to you!
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    Re: Keyboard craziness... (Word 2003)

    Rudi,

    I have seen this sort of wierd behaviour twice before.

    First time was when the Num Lock was on without the user realising.

    Second was with a second hand laptop. Something had been spilled over the keyboard. If the machine had been plugged in and was warmed up, the keyboard was fine, but if it was cold, or the weather humid, then the keyboard was bad.

    The first problem was easy to solve, the second never was.

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    Re: Keyboard craziness... (Word 2003)

    Tx for the reply. Neither of your accounts were the case though. I have not continued this thread as my friends keyboard is fine now, and they still dunno what the cause was?? I suspect it was in the keyboard settings of control panel, but she never confirmed this with me!

    Cheers
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    Rudi

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