text does not appear in the text editor (word processor)

i am replacing my old PC computer (8 years old) with a dell OptiPlex 790 with Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit operating system. i have loaded the MS PowerDraft 2004 Edition V8, 08.05.02.35 software.

When I select text to edit the text does not appear in the text editor (word processor) dialog box….it seems to be invisible. In addition, it is VERY slow to load and might be locking up, I am not sure. When I click the reset button, the text disappears (i was trying to edit)  from the drawing file.

The text can be edited when I change to the “dialog box” in….“Workspace > Preferences > Text  > Text Editor Style > Dialog Box”

I have researched some of the past problems on the forum, but do not find a clear solution.

thank you for any help!