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Old 02-25-2010, 03:40 AM
LisaC LisaC is offline Replacing / editting text Windows XP Replacing / editting text Office 2003
Replacing / editting text
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Question Replacing / editting text

I think that I have changed a setting on my computer (and would like to change it back, but don't know how).

Previously, when editting in Word, if I selected some text and then started to type, it would delete the selected text and replace it with the newly typed words. However recently, the newly typed words are appearing at the start of the selected text (ie it is not deleting the highlighted text).

Does anyone know what setting I have changed for this to happen (and how to change it back)? I would like to be able to delete the old [selected] text once I start typing.

This doesn't relate to the Overwrite function that is available in Word.

I found the solution on another forum:
I had to check the "Typing replaces selection" box in Tools | Options, Edit tab.

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