Word won't let me type

When I open a new document in Word, and then try to type, the computer just pings at me, and won't let me type. I've checked all the things I can think of, but I cant see what i'm doing wrong0

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Last updated February 25, 2020 Views 37,704 Applies to:
1. Go to File> Options > General > Right at the bottom of the list untick Show the start screen when this application starts

2. Make sure the Office is licensed and not expired

3. Sometimes, add-ins can cause problems. To determine, if add-in is a problem start your application in safe mode and see if problem has gone away.

To start in Safe Mode -

Hold CTRL key and click on application icon and don't release the CTRL key till it asks you for Safe mode confirmation.

If yes, then start application normally and disable add-ins one by one and start application again every time you disable an add-in to determine the culprit add-in.

4. Try repairing your office installation (Quick repair is good enough). Try repairing your Office installation. First try Quick Repair (takes 5 - 10 mins) , if that doesn't help then try Online Repair (Takes more than 30 mins but less than 1 hour in general)


5. Login to Windows with a new user profile and see if problem is resolved.
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Vijay Verma

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