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Re: typing replaces selection
The first issue is a standard problem, that we see about every two months. Go into Tools>Options>Edit and check Typing replaces selection.
Sometimes, it gets unchecked and then you get what you see.
Please tell if the second issue persists after this change.
thanks Kees, problem solved! The second issue does persist but I think that I had this confused and that it didn't do what I thought it did before, haha. Thanks!
I knew. Thanks for posting back.
I thought I would go out of my mind! This worked and was extremely simple. Thanks so much. (Microsoft couldn't answer the question...)
I am having this problem with the backspace key
I was in the middle of typing a long document without any issues. All of a sudden, I can't use my backspace key to delete text. I tried to do as suggested: Go into Tools>Options>Edit and check Typing replaces selection. The box was already checked but I unchecked and rechecked it just in case. Did not work. I copied and pasted the document into a new Word document - did not work. I notice when I open a brand new document the same thing happens in randome places on the document. It has become so difficult to type and correct errors, it is driving me crazy. Any suggestions would be welcome - using Word 2010. Thanks!
I've seen it happen.
While some want it fixed, I found that I had to move my cursor back and tap the delete key. There is no sign this bug will ever be squashed. It happened in Word 97 and today in 2010. Go figure why it was never vanquished. Workarounds continue to be used.
I also have the problem Newbie6612
If anyone can help me as well with that, I'd be thankful.
So you didn't try it the other way?
"move my cursor back and tap the delete key."
I am however encountering newer computer users and some older ones that insist this must be fixed. If so, they need to call Microsoft.
I figured out a simple possible fix
So, I know this thread is old, but i could not find much else on this topic and wanted to share my answers. It turns out , I could not delete on specific documents or replace text and my replace text box was checked and everything working. Then one day I thought about how old word programs worked and how the insert button could deter deleting. I hit my insert button on that document and then VOILA!! I could delete the text and everything again. So days and days of research and it was simply the insert key.
MS deleting issues...
If using a mac computer and MS Word 2013 try TOOLS>TRACK CHANGES> HIGHLIGHT CHANGES>OPTIONS> SHOW ALL> EDIT> CLICK "DELETE SELECT TEXT WHEN YOU TYPE" and then just exit the options chart. that worked for me. Hope this helps!