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I wrote this topic 10 days ago and so far no answer was received. Anything wrong? Need more data?

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Sorry if this topic wasn't supposed to be here, but I couldn't find a better topic. My problem might seem riculously simple, but I've beem trying to solve it without any success:

When writing on MS Word (Win XP, Office 2003), if I press the backspace button, letters I've written will be deleted - as they should. If I select an entire word or phrase in the middle of the text and press backspace, however, nothing will happen. Alternatively, if I select a block of text and start typing, it would usually replace the selected block, right? Wrong! Not anymore. It will only insert what I'm writing wherever the cursor is placed. I tried to press the insert button, but nothing changed.

To make things more odd, I can write normally here on IE, but the backspace won't work as it should when I'm working with Adobe Photoshop, for instance.

Am I being a jerk or there is something you experts can help me with?

Thanks in advance for your terrific help - I'm sure.

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Welcome to GeeksToGo!! :)

:) You're definitely not being a jerk... I'm sorry to hear that you have received no reply, however I am sure that it is just that your problem is fairly unusual, but should be easy to fix :wave:

Try this:
  • Open Microsoft Office 2003
  • Go to Tools, then Options
  • Click on the Edit Tab

    Find Typing Replaces Selection, and check it if it isn't already checked....

Let me know how it goes!

Edited by piano9playa5, 03 December 2008 - 04:28 PM.

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