One of the new “features” of Office 2013 is a new animation that occurs as you type. If you are typing quickly, the cursor seems to lag behind; that’s quite disconcerting.
The good news is that you can disable it; the bad news is that you have to edit the registry to do so. Add the following new key to disable the animation:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0CommonGraphics Add new DWORD: "DisableAnimations" = 1
Then you have to reboot (this is Windows, after all). This new setting disables all animations, but honestly I don’t see much difference.
If you want to want to reverse this change, simply modify the new key and set it to zero.