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Word Highlight and Overwrite

by jhunter33 / December 3, 2007 1:21 AM PST

Hi gurus --

First, let me say I'm not asking how to turn on the overwrite feature (INSERT key).

A week ago I was able to highlight text and then press a character and it would delete the text and add the character I pressed. I believe I was also able to highlight the text and hit Backspace and it would delete it (just like the delete key should do).

However, in the last few days I reviewed some documents with formatting for a collegue and now I can no longer perform these tasks. Even in Outlook (which uses word). It also seems that periodically I have to highlight and hit delete twice to actually delete the text.

I did the normal and rebooted the computer and tried the simple search, but nothing addressed my issue (perhaps the wrong search criteria).

Does anyone have any advice how to put it back into the original state?

I appreciate it!

~ JH

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Re: typing replaces selection.
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2007 3:21 AM PST
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Solved - thanks!
by jhunter33 / December 3, 2007 4:59 AM PST

Perfect answer; perfect solution. I knew it would be simple!!

Greatly appreciated Happy

~ JH

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(NT) You're welcome.
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2007 5:43 AM PST
In reply to: Solved - thanks!

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