Try the cure-all for Word problems: find normal.dot (use Windows Explorer) and delete it.
i recently loaded microsoft office 2000 on both my computers. the one computer is doing fine but the other one is a problem. when i try to use the word program i am having trouble. when you first open it up the page is white (like normal) as soon as you go to type or make a label the line where you are typing turns black and you can't see what you are typing. i tried everything i can think of including uninstalling and re installing office but the same problem happens. like i said my other computer works fine when using word. any suggestions?