Solved: help with capital lock in word!!!please.....

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Hello all, my son accidentally held down the shift key for 8 seconds whilst in a word document and now capital locks is on when it says its not and vice versa and he cant access the numbers on the keyboard - they type as if the shift is on and only produce the symbols. I think it has something to do with filter keys but I dont know what they are or how to disable them. I have tried to hold down the shift key again and turn word on and off but to no avail. He has Office 2003 installed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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This is a little thing Windows likes to call "Sticky keys". It typically gets turned on when the Shift key is pressed 5 or more times consecutively.

You should be able to disable Sticky keys by getting the Sticky key menu up again and choosing to the Settings option. Hit the Shift key 5 times and it should bring up the menu. Then choose Settings and from there, un-check the box to use Sticky keys.

Hope this helps!
 
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