Emil 02 Nov 2007 In Word 2002, the Insert Symbol function frequently enters a loop, where the window updates continuously, and no commands are recognized. Pressing escape repeatedly and clicking on the top bar manages to shut the window and return to Word, but the function is rendered useless. This typically occurs when a symbol from a particular font has been used, and another font is chosen from inside the Insert Symbol dialogue, which does not utilize that particular slot. First inserting a Wingdings symbol and later trying to choose a Unicode font is a good example of what would trigger this. I have experienced the problem on several different computers.