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    donbliss Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 13, 2005, 03:27 PM
    Word 2000, Outlook 2003: My keyboard unexpectedly begins typing gibberish.
    For example, when I type "several years," what appears on the screen is "o.k.pan f.apo".

    I don't understand why or when this occurs, except that it may occur inconsistently after I've been writing something for longer than a few minutes.

    Usually, I have to save my work and reboot to continue working; however, it seems that sometimes all I have to do is leave the program (Word or Outlook) and go into some other program for a minute and when I return I can continue my work for a while.

    Does anyone know why or how to stop this from happening. My O.S. is XP Pro.
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    Aug 14, 2005, 08:01 AM
    Sounds like your keyboard layout is changing to another language for some reason.

    Do you have multiple layouts installed? If you do & don't need the other remove it - go to Control panel -> keyboard -> input locales and remove any languages not required for your system.

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