i have a small prblem with microsft word xp. When i try to delete text and highlight it pressing the backspace key will do nothing, i have to press delete button. When I highlight something so i can type and it will be removed, that also fails and the text i want to delete stays any help????
An interesting problem and I can't reproduce it on my machine - but a couple of ideas for you...
At the bottom of the screen in the status bar, there is a little box with OVR in it (for overtype mode) If the OVR is black, double click on it, it should turn grey, and then see what happens.
It it ain't that, ther may be a slight glitch in your normal.dot template. Close Word, search for normal.dot and rename it to something like abnormal.dot so you could recover and name it back again later if required. Then open Word again. This will automatically create a new normal.dot template and may cure the problem (pretty please!)