EDIT: September 26, 2010, FYI, this problem has occurred three times today and I noticed that the sequence is slightly different than what I have already posted. Today I had to force quit without even making a note. I highlighted some text in preparation to use the highlight palette and just the highlighting of the text with the curser gave me the endless beachball! I know you have many other bugs some of which are certainly more serious than this one but I am only attempting to provide as much information as possible to expedite the finding of this nasty little critter!
Edited by Bob Deacon, 28 September 2010 - 10:29 AM.