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Question When I hit the Backspace button, my entire text is highlighted. WHYYYY?

I'm typing a document in Word, and for whatever reason, when I hit my backspace button, it automatically highlights all of the prior text, on ALL of the pages. And of course, if you hit the Backspace button again, it deletes everything. I'm about to have a heart attack, and need to get this document completed for a grad school application. Someone, please help!
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Default When I hit the Backspace button, my entire text is highlighted. WHYYYY?

It's possible that (somehow) your Backspace key has been assigned as
the Keyboard Shortcut for Select All.

You assign keyboard shortcuts to commands in the "customize QAT"
panel that you get from the tiny down-arrow at the far right of
the QAT.

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut
to Select All, so maybe just closing your document and quitting
Word is all you can do. Maybe even a Restart.

To assign keyboard shortcuts to commands and macros and such:

In the panel that opened up at the previous stop, near the bottom
left there's a menu that offers Assign Shortcuts. That's where
you can find any command you can assign a shortcut to. (It works
like assigning commands to letters and characters, which you do
in the Insert Character panel, which is the Omega icon Ω on the
Insert tab.)

On Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:31:07 PM UTC-4, Eadavis wrote:
I'm typing a document in Word, and for whatever reason, when I hit my
backspace button, it automatically highlights all of the prior text, on
ALL of the pages. And of course, if you hit the Backspace button again,
it deletes everything. I'm about to have a heart attack, and need to
get this document completed for a grad school application. Someone,
please help!

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It's possible that (somehow) your Backspace key has been assigned as
the Keyboard Shortcut for Select All.

You assign keyboard shortcuts to commands in the "customize QAT"
panel that you get from the tiny down-arrow at the far right of
the QAT.

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut
to Select All, so maybe just closing your document and quitting
Word is all you can do. Maybe even a Restart.

To assign keyboard shortcuts to commands and macros and such:

In the panel that opened up at the previous stop, near the bottom
left there's a menu that offers Assign Shortcuts. That's where
you can find any command you can assign a shortcut to. (It works
like assigning commands to letters and characters, which you do
in the Insert Character panel, which is the Omega icon Ω on the
Insert tab.)

On Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:31:07 PM UTC-4, Eadavis wrote:
I'm typing a document in Word, and for whatever reason, when I hit my
backspace button, it automatically highlights all of the prior text, on
ALL of the pages. And of course, if you hit the Backspace button again,
it deletes everything. I'm about to have a heart attack, and need to
get this document completed for a grad school application. Someone,
please help!
Good advice.
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Originally Posted by Peter T. Daniels View Post
It's possible that (somehow) your Backspace key has been assigned as
the Keyboard Shortcut for Select All.

You assign keyboard shortcuts to commands in the "customize QAT"
panel that you get from the tiny down-arrow at the far right of
the QAT.

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut
to Select All, so maybe just closing your document and quitting
Word is all you can do. Maybe even a Restart.

To assign keyboard shortcuts to commands and macros and such:

In the panel that opened up at the previous stop, near the bottom
left there's a menu that offers Assign Shortcuts. That's where
you can find any command you can assign a shortcut to. (It works
like assigning commands to letters and characters, which you do
in the Insert Character panel, which is the Omega icon Ω on the
Insert tab.)


On Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:31:07 PM UTC-4, Eadavis wrote:
You can also try to see the finished work for the college in the project
https://assignmentbro.com/us/assignment-writer which helps students.
I'm typing a document in Word, and for whatever reason, when I hit my
backspace button, it automatically highlights all of the prior text, on
ALL of the pages. And of course, if you hit the Backspace button again,
it deletes everything. I'm about to have a heart attack, and need to
get this document completed for a grad school application. Someone,
please help!
Thank you a lot!

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There may be an issue with the document which is not allowing your text to be shown without highlighting. I would suggest you follow some of the writing tips that are available through the Edu birdie page option and you can follow the best-written tips which are always helpful for many students who need writing service help online.
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