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Hi,

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

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
editor.

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

Many Thanks,

Oliver


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

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Hi,

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

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
editor.

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

Many Thanks,

Oliver



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Ah, thank you Suzanne. I had the same problem with the backspace not
deleting highlighted text. Driving me nuts! You're solution fixed
it. Thank you...!

Trevor


On Nov 21 2007, 5:02*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
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On the Edit tab of Tools | Options, check the box for "Typing replaces
selection." Word considers backspacing "typing."

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site:http://word.mvps.org
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"OS" wrote in message

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Hi,


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


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
editor.


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


Many Thanks,


Oliver- Hide quoted text -


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Glad I could help.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
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Ah, thank you Suzanne. I had the same problem with the backspace not
deleting highlighted text. Driving me nuts! You're solution fixed
it. Thank you...!

Trevor


On Nov 21 2007, 5:02 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:
On the Edit tab of Tools | Options, check the box for "Typing replaces
selection." Word considers backspacing "typing."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"OS" wrote in message

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Hi,


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


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
editor.


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


Many Thanks,


Oliver- Hide quoted text -


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On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 2:16:38 PM UTC-7, OS wrote:
Hi,

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

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
editor.

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

Many Thanks,

Oliver


Thank you!!!!!!


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Hi,

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

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. 192.168.0.1

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
editor.

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

Many Thanks,

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

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

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
editor.

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

Many Thanks,

Oliver
Select the Office button on the top left of the screen, then click on 'Editor Options' at the very bottom right of the drop down box. Then, from the left-hand menu, select 'Advanced.' 'Typing replaces chosen text' should be the first checkbox. This box should be checked; if it is not, that is the source of your problem; simply check the box and save modifications.

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