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Old 01-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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microsoft word... from all the software thats the one i hate the most... simply i dont have time to know everything about it... so

just of the sudden now when i select a text and hit the backspace button or type something on top of the selected text, it doesnt erase it.

I just want to know if i put any option by mistake cause I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts in other programs (like winamp) so maybe i pushed any shortcut for my winamp and by mistake i activated this on word...

Or if is a problem in general. Had happened in other pcs that i have but usually i dont even know how that fixes but eventually that dissapears... but now Im really curious... wtf is going on.

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If i have selected text and hit space don't delete either.

Note: If i have not text selected the backspace button works perfectly..
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: cant delete with backspace button... interesting

Check to make sure you didnt hit the Insert button by accident. That would cause this. It is right next to the Backspace button.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i thought so and tried... nothing... and actually the only thing that insert button can do is that when i type overwrite what is in front of it, not actually blocking my backspace button...
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Default Re: cant delete with backspace button... interesting

The BACKSPACE key does not function as expected in Word


Strange behaviour in Word - selected text won't delete - CNET Office & productivity software Forums

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Old 01-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tools>Options / Edit tab > check-mark on "overwrite selected text"

Thanks man... never figured that one out. Problem solved

I still dont know how that got unchecked though...
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Default Re: cant delete with backspace button... interesting

Google search would have pulled this up
It's pretty common, as is overtype

But theres no harm in asking !
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Google search would have pulled this up
It's pretty common, as is overtype

But theres no harm in asking !
xD the forum is more fun dont you think? and some other ppl get the answer too so I usually post it even though i have the answer.
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