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Old January 8th 18, 07:31 AM
tuulikki tuulikki is offline
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Originally Posted by OS View Post

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 happens
is that the new text enters before the highlighted text.

The second problem, no doubt related, is that again if I highlight text and
press the backspace the highlighted text is not deleted.

This actually becomes quite annoying especially as my Outlook uses the word

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

Many Thanks,

Go to Edit tab of Tools / Options
Check "Typing replaces selection." Word considers backspacing "typing."