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Old November 22nd 07, 12:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Highlighting Text Not Deleting with Backspace

On the Edit tab of Tools | Options, check the box for "Typing replaces
selection." Word considers backspacing "typing."

Suzanne S. Barnhill
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"OS" wrote in message

I have a problem using MS word; I wonder if you have encountered te

When I highlight text and start typing the highlighted text doesn't get
deleted (e.g. replaced by the first letter) as expected, infact what

is that the new text enters before the highlighted text.

The second problem, no doubt related, is that again if I highlight text

press the backspace the highlighted text is not deleted.

This actually becomes quite annoying especially as my Outlook uses the


I am using MS Word 2003 (11.8134.8132) SP2
Part of MS Office Pro 2003

Many Thanks,