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Old November 2nd 05, 05:25 PM
jasonz
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Default can't delete text using backspace button after highlighting text

i am using microsoft word, and when i highlight a particular text, i hit the
backspace button and nothing happens.

the only way i can delete text is to go to the word and point the arrow to
the end of the word and delete it that way.

i have never had problems with this before, but i would like to be able to
highlight the entire word, and then just hit the backspace button to delete
it.

any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated
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Old November 2nd 05, 05:32 PM
Charles Kenyon
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Default can't delete text using backspace button after highlighting text

Tools Options Editing
Check "typing replaces selection"

Word counts the backspace key as typing, unlike the delete key.
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"jasonz" wrote in message
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i am using microsoft word, and when i highlight a particular text, i hit
the
backspace button and nothing happens.

the only way i can delete text is to go to the word and point the arrow to
the end of the word and delete it that way.

i have never had problems with this before, but i would like to be able to
highlight the entire word, and then just hit the backspace button to
delete
it.

any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated



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Old November 2nd 05, 05:32 PM
jem01354
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Default can't delete text using backspace button after highlighting text

Go to Tools Options; click the Edit tab and I think you'll find that there
isn't a tick in 'Typing replaces selection' (first option in the list).
Click on it (to put the tick back in), then click OK. That should cure it
for you.

"jasonz" wrote:

i am using microsoft word, and when i highlight a particular text, i hit the
backspace button and nothing happens.

the only way i can delete text is to go to the word and point the arrow to
the end of the word and delete it that way.

i have never had problems with this before, but i would like to be able to
highlight the entire word, and then just hit the backspace button to delete
it.

any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated

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Old November 2nd 05, 05:33 PM
garfield-n-odie
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Default can't delete text using backspace button after highlighting text

In Word, click on Tools | Options | Edit | check the "Typing
replaces selection" box | OK.

jasonz wrote:

i am using microsoft word, and when i highlight a particular text, i hit the
backspace button and nothing happens.

the only way i can delete text is to go to the word and point the arrow to
the end of the word and delete it that way.

i have never had problems with this before, but i would like to be able to
highlight the entire word, and then just hit the backspace button to delete
it.

any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated


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Old November 2nd 05, 05:40 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default can't delete text using backspace button after highlighting text

Tools | Options | Edit: Typing replaces selection. (Backspacing is
considered "typing.")

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"jasonz" wrote in message
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i am using microsoft word, and when i highlight a particular text, i hit

the
backspace button and nothing happens.

the only way i can delete text is to go to the word and point the arrow to
the end of the word and delete it that way.

i have never had problems with this before, but i would like to be able to
highlight the entire word, and then just hit the backspace button to

delete
it.

any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated


 




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