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Bejewell
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:04 pm    Post subject: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word
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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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Charles Kenyon
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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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"Bejewell" wrote in message

> 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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Bejewell
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "Bejewell" wrote in message
>
> > 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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manicmoo
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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!
> > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> >
> > "Bejewell" wrote in message
> >
> > > 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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Charles Kenyon
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Do it again?

These are the only known controls that make any difference here.
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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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"manicmoo" wrote in message

> 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!
>> > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
>> > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
>> > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
>> > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>> >
>> > "Bejewell" wrote in message
>> >
>> > > 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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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete and Backspace features disabled in Word [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Unless the text is a field, in which case Word is a bit more protective.

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"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
message
> 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!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "manicmoo" wrote in message
>
> > 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!
> >> > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> >> > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> >> > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> >> > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> >> >
> >> > "Bejewell" wrote in message
> >> >
> >> > > 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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