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Default Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word

My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no longer able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete key or the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...
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Tools Options General
uncheck both options that have WordPerfect in them.

Tools Options Edit
check "Typing Replaces Selection"
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Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
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My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no longer
able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete key or
the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...



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That did it! Thanks so much for your quick response!

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

Tools Options General
uncheck both options that have WordPerfect in them.

Tools Options Edit
check "Typing Replaces Selection"
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no longer
able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete key or
the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...




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Default Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word

I'm having the same problem - I've tried all your suggestions, all to no avail!

Any more ideas?

"Bejewell" wrote:

That did it! Thanks so much for your quick response!

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

Tools Options General
uncheck both options that have WordPerfect in them.

Tools Options Edit
check "Typing Replaces Selection"
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no longer
able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete key or
the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...




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Default Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word

Do it again?

These are the only known controls that make any difference here.
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Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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I'm having the same problem - I've tried all your suggestions, all to no
avail!

Any more ideas?

"Bejewell" wrote:

That did it! Thanks so much for your quick response!

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

Tools Options General
uncheck both options that have WordPerfect in them.

Tools Options Edit
check "Typing Replaces Selection"
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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"Bejewell" wrote in message
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My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no
longer
able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete key
or
the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his
Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...







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Unless the text is a field, in which case Word is a bit more protective.

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Do it again?

These are the only known controls that make any difference here.
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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I'm having the same problem - I've tried all your suggestions, all to no
avail!

Any more ideas?

"Bejewell" wrote:

That did it! Thanks so much for your quick response!

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

Tools Options General
uncheck both options that have WordPerfect in them.

Tools Options Edit
check "Typing Replaces Selection"
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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"Bejewell" wrote in message
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My boss is having trouble with Word - for some reason, he is no
longer
able
to delete text by selecting the text and then pressing the Delete

key
or
the
Backspace key on his keyboard. I've been all over his
Tools/Options/Edit
menu, but can't find anything that would have disabled these

keyboard
features.

Any suggestions? A free lunch is riding on this...






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