I've a loaded cursor whose content I want to delete (without placing it). I've tried closing the document without saving it and also doing this and then restarting the computer. The loaded cursor re-emerges. Placing the content on a new page and then deleting that page isn't an option because unaccountable things happen that I don't want to take the time to sort out. Anyway, this is either a deficiency or bug in the programming that need to be addressed. I've also searched for a keyboard command to empty the cursor, without finding one.
Yes, I had discovered that, and I'm giving Steve credit for the help. However, I have an ID "book" with umpteen chapters and every one beginning with the third opens with the loaded cursor. My belief is that this is a bug in the software and I'd like to correct for this bug and unload the cursor permanently the very first time it occurs; rather than have to "esc" the cursor with the opening of every chapter.
I don't see anything like this in CS6 (didn't check any other version) when creating a new file, loading the cursor and quitting without either placing or saving, or whensaving the file, then loading the cursor, closing the file withoutsaving and reopening it from the recent list.
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