View Full Version : Strange Word malfunction

06-11-2009, 11:43 PM
I use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to write things.

One day, I was messing around with the image modifiers on it (brightness, contrast, that sort of thing). I pasted an image on Word, and deleted it with the 'Delete/sys rq' button. I usually used that for images and the Backspace key for words, for whatever reason I don't quite remember. It never hurt or modified the program's actions. Now, when I highlight words and press the Backspace key, instead of deleting the selection it removes the highlight and returns the cursor to the spot that is where the highlight started (i.e., if i highlighted the words 'This can't end well', it would be before the T in 'This'). This doesn't happen on the other accounts on the computer.

Do you know of any way to fix this other than migrating accounts?

Kayden Javlaíakín
06-15-2009, 02:36 PM
It sounds as if you may have accidentally hit the Insert key when you hit Delete. If you hit it again, the cursor mode should return to normal.

06-15-2009, 07:20 PM
Overtype was on, but turning it off didn't help the backspacing thing. Thanks for the suggestion, though.