Office Word 2003 Does not delete selected text

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dan, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Hi, I am running Office Word 2003 and whenever I select some text and hit
    the backspace key the text is not deleted and instead the text becomes
    unselected. If I select text and attempt to enter something else in its
    place the text is not cleared and instead the entered keys appear above this
    selected text. What can I do to fix this extremely frustrating problem?
    Dan, Jul 25, 2005
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  2. Dan

    SgtMinor Guest

    "The BACKSPACE key does not function as expected in Word 2003 or in Word
    SgtMinor, Jul 25, 2005
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  3. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Ok I finally figured it out! Tools > Options > Edit tab. Select "Typing
    replaces selection" this was previously unchecked.
    Dan, Jul 27, 2005
  4. Dan


    Nov 27, 2008
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    Thank you!

    You just saved my life!

    I was about to uninstall/reinstall the whole MS Office suite, plus Outlook which seems to share a number of settings with MS Office.

    Thank you from France...

    JCR, Nov 27, 2008
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