Delete key problems


1

1touch

When I highlight some text to delete in Word and press the back space key,
the text no longer deletes. I have to hit the delete key. This has happened
all of a sudden it was working fine with the backspace key before. I'm
wondering if I've hit a button on the keyboard to make this suddenly stop
working? Any help to turn this function back on?
 
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DeanH

You don't mention what version of Word you are using. The following is for
2003 and prior, instructions for 2007 may differ.
Tools, Options, Edit tab, check the box for "Typing replaces selection".
Hope this helps
DeanH
 
S

Stefan Blom

In Office button | Word Options, Advanced category, check the "Typing
replaces selected text" option.

If you are using Word 2003, there is a similar command; assuming that I
remember correctly, you'll find it in Tools | Options, Edit tab.
 
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Idaho Word Man

Another thing that will create exactly the same symptom is if your Track
Changes is turned on, and the option for deleted text is set to None. The
lady at the desk next to mine was driving herself crazy last week trying to
figure this one out.

Fred
 

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