A feature introduced in Word 2002 and available in Word 2013 is click-and-type. In a blank document, you can use it to click the mouse anywhere on the page and type information at that spot. Bam!

It’s difficult to see any value in click-and-type, especially when it's easier just to learn basic formatting. But click-and-type may bother you when you see any of its specialized mouse pointers displayed; thus:

That's click-and-type in action, with the mouse pointer trying to indicate the paragraph format to be applied when you click the mouse.

The best news about click-and-type is that you can disable it:

1

Click the File tab menu and choose Options.

The Word Options dialog box appears.

2

Choose Advanced from the left side of the Word Options dialog box.

You should see the Enable Click and Type option.

3

Remove the check mark by Enable Click and Type.

This setting is found in the Editing Options area.

4

Click the OK button.

You have now rid yourself of this nuisance.