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WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by sachit64, Jul 19, 2004.

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  1. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

    When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

    How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

    -sachit
     
  2. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

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    Come on, someone's gotta know.
     
  3. KHolloman

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    before opening the word document, right click it, go to properties and verify that it is not a "read only" file.

    If so, uncheck and click apply
     
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