Left arroy key gives me a hyphen, WHY???


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Guest

i have a new laptop that i primarily use for excel and other databases
programs. Everyone once in a while i wil use Word but everytime i do, the
left arrow key inserts a "-" . All of the other 3 arrow keys work as they
should. I use that key to edit, back up change something but the way its set
up, i am continuously putting in "-"'s. I do not have this problem with any
other software programs. The left arrow key works as it should with all
software except word

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
 
G

Guest

Just a suggestion:
Go to Tools\Customize\Options\Keyboard and in "Press new shortcut key"
textbox push the left arrow key it mist show "curently assigned to:
CharLeft". Also see if it's saved in Normal.dot you can rebuid it to set
everything in its default.
 
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Guest

ok i see what you are talking about. When i go in there and type in the left
arrow key it says "currently assigned to ....(prefix key)" and if i hit the
left arrow key a second time it says "currently assigned to..... -en dash".
Now that i know thats the problem, how do i fix it?
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Scroll down to the Common Symbols category and select En Dash. Select the
Left,Left command and click Remove.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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G

Guest

click on ALL Commands from categories list box and find the CharLeft from
Commands list box and assign the left arrow to it .
 
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This (or any key putting out wrong result) can be caused by a keyboard malfunction, to find out, turn on the onscreen keyboard and see if it does the same thing, if not then it's just a matter of replacing keyboard. I had same problem, with right arrow.

(caused by spilling coffee or whatever into keyboard )
 

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