After installing InDesign CS6 (v 8.1) on a new laptop running Windows 7 Professional (service pack 1; 64 bit operating system), the pointer will not active anything within the book panel. I have been using the same version of InDesign on an older laptop running the same version of Windows 7. This problem seems to be limited to InDesign and does not appear in Photoshop or Illustrator (both CS6). I have uninstalled and reinstalled the programs and installed all available updates to programs and to Windows.
Yes, Peter, both the solutions fixed the problem. On my system the default text size is "Larger - 150%." Changing to "Smaller - 100%" fixed the problem, but the display size was too small so chose the second option and changed the display theme to basic. Many thanks for your help. -Duncan