delete button doesn't work

  catherine2008 17:19 29 Apr 2008
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I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Laptop – Windows XP – the delete button doesn’t work any more on word documents. Any suggestions how to fix it?

  Stuartli 17:32 29 Apr 2008

Try using Shift + Delete after highlighting what you want to delete.

Also works with e-mail messages that cannot be deleted.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 29 Apr 2008

Sometimes within MSWord, if the "Help for Wordperfect users" is ticked, it will not delete; does your "home" key work?

  catherine2008 17:38 29 Apr 2008

Hi Diodorus Siculus

The home key does work

  catherine2008 17:40 29 Apr 2008

The "Help for Wordperfect users" is not ticked

  Diodorus Siculus 17:41 29 Apr 2008

What version of Word are you using?

  Diodorus Siculus 17:42 29 Apr 2008

Tools

>Options

>Edit

and highlight the topmost box, "typing
replaces selection."

  Diemmess 17:43 29 Apr 2008

I have no ideas to offer unless.....
... Does this misbehaviour occur only in Word?

Does the delete button work in Notepad or if renaming a file in say My Computer?

If it only happens in Word, it would seem a good case for reinstalling Word, or perhaps renaming the Normal.dot and letting Word make a new basic Normal template.

  catherine2008 17:44 29 Apr 2008

Thank you so much, it worked! 18 months of it not working,You’re a genius! :-)

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