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Whilst the first answer did not apply to the opening post, I'll use the old bugs in Microsoft Office to exemplify how a file that is read-only in an Excel window is not an open file. @AJ. (opening poster): given the available information, multi-platform use of different versions of Excel is the likeliest cause of problems in your case. Please see below, ...


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I noticed the problem when I tried working on a document I created working on a PC using Windows 8. So your theory on operating systems may be valid. I opened a blank document and copied the content out of the dysfunctional one and voila... my cursor came back.


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With Powerpoint quit, go to ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Powerpoint.savedState/ & delete the folder &/or contents. Quick way to get there, if you're not sure… From Finder, hit Cmd ⌘ N for New Window Hit Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ G for Go… Paste ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Powerpoint.savedState/ including the ...


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I've had success with problems like this by changing the display resolution to a lower value. This will often force floating palettes to reposition themselves. If the palette moves, reposition it to an accessible spot and switch back to the original screen resolution; you can now position the palette where you wish. This also works for modal dialogs or ...


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The previous answer is missing one path. The following path will also need to be copied which includes the Microsoft Office AutoUpdater /Library/Application Support/Microsoft /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011 /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper ...



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