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Hi,
Previously in Word if there is some text I want to replace I simply
highlight it and type over it and the old text is replaced with new. However,
what has started happening recently is that when I highlight the old text and
start typing, the old text does not disappear but remains and the new text is
inserted after the old.

I've probably inadvertently hit a setting somewhere but can't change it
back- any help appreciated!

Cheers,

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Enable the "Typing replaces selection" option in Tools | Options, Edit tab.
If you are using Word 2007, you'll find the option in Office button | Word
Options, Advanced category.

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"kippers" wrote:

Hi,
Previously in Word if there is some text I want to replace I simply
highlight it and type over it and the old text is replaced with new. However,
what has started happening recently is that when I highlight the old text and
start typing, the old text does not disappear but remains and the new text is
inserted after the old.

I've probably inadvertently hit a setting somewhere but can't change it
back- any help appreciated!

Cheers,

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