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Author Topic: When highlighting text then pressing backspace/typing, is not deleted/replaced  (Read 3266 times)

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highpointkate

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i am doing loads of revision notes at the moment, and when i highlight a word or piece of text and type what i want over it or press the backspace key, it doesnt delete. i have to highlight and press the delete key.  ??? it is amazing how much i actually use this function, so please help! thankyou

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Are we talking Microsoft Word here or what?  And, which version of whatever it is you're talking about?

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sorry, that was stupid! microsoft word, version 5.1. thanks!!!

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    5.1? Is this the Dos version or the Mac version?
    As far as I've been able to find out there's never been a version 5.1 for Windows.
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    microsoft word, version 5.1
    Hmm, so you have a very, very old version of Word?  Going backward from the latest version: 2007, 2003, 2002/XP, 2000, 97, 6.0 (part of Office 4.3). 

    How old is that version 5.1?  I doubt anyone here recalls using it.  Still, how much more difficult is it to use the Delete key instead of the Backspace key?

    Oh, just saw Deerpark's post.  Yeah, I also don't know whether such a version ever existed.  The first version I can recall using was 6.0, which was part of Office 4.3.

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    Microsoft Office Word 2003, Windows version 5.1

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    Microsoft Office Word 2003, Windows version 5.1
    Well, looks like the puzzle about the version of Word has been solved.  Now, we have a new puzzle.  Windows version 5.1???  Can you say Windows Vista or Windows XP or Windows 2000 or Windows ME or Windows 98SE or Windows 98 or Windows 95 or ...?

    Anyway, do you have your Insert key on or off?  You can tell by looking at the status bar at the bottom of Word.  Do you see OVR in a box on the status bar?  The Insert function can be toggled on and off either from the keyboard, assuming your keyboard has an Insert key, or by double clicking on the OVR on Word's status bar.  You might also go to Tools, Option, Edit, and review the settings there.

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    you are a genius tools, options and edit worked - the 'typing replaces section' was not selected, although how i managed to de-select it yesterday is a mystery!!! thankyou so much, you have made my work a lot easier!!! :D

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    OK, glad to hear problem solved.   ;)


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