Office 2011: Arrow keys not working in Word.

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  1. fashiondgal007 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    I have office 2011 installed on my laptop, But yesterday I started having problems with Word; the arrow keys are reversed, "up" goes down, "down" goes up....

    Please, help? i'm out of the country and i can't reinstall the software.

  2. ktharris macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011

    Did anyone help you find a fix to this? I have the same problem, but can't seem to get rid of it.


  3. simoneunicas macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    Same problem with word 2011 and Os Lion

    Dear All,

    I have the same problem with word 2011 after installing Mac OS X Lion.
    Any solutions for that?
    Thank you in advance
  4. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    That might have something to do with the reversed swipe gestures in OS X Lion. Try going into Lion's preferences and changing the up/down swipe back to the way it was in Snow Leopard.

    The arrow keys in Office may also be linked to that.
  5. simoneunicas macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    No results

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. I tried it but without good results, unfortunately!
    Any other suggestions?
  6. wordsworth, Aug 25, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

    wordsworth macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2011
    I haven't experienced that particular problem but I do encounter others when using Word (from Office 2011 for Mac). For example, for no apparent reason the audio feedback alerting me to cutting, pasting, saving etc can simply cease. The only way to get it back is to quit Word and start it up again.

    There are other more serious anomalies but as I use Word in tandem with Pages, copying and pasting between the two, I can't definitively say that these are Word's problems, though that would be my first choice. My suspicion is that Word is flaky. Our experiences seem to bear that out.

    (I'm using Snow Leopard.)

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