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Old 12-20-06, 09:39 AM
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Weird text problem in Office and Outlook

This is bogging my mind.

If I highlight a word in Office or in Outlook and want to type "over" it as (say I highlight the word orange, then type red, and now it says red instead of orange) it doesn't work -- it ends up typing the new word right next to the old one. So, it would look like this: redorange

Backspace and the delete key still work fine... the insert key doesn't fix the problem either. Any ideas?
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Old 12-20-06, 09:42 AM
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Hum... I never experienced something like that before. Does this only happen in Office and Outlook?
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Old 12-20-06, 09:51 AM
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Yeah as far as I can tell it seems to only be affecting those. It doesn't happen in IE or Firefox typing in this box.

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Old 12-20-06, 10:43 AM
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Could be an options on Office. But the last time I touch MS Office it was Office 2000 so I'm not sure if there's such an options.
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Old 12-20-06, 10:45 AM
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Yeah I've been looking around... can't seem to find anything. Although I'm sure it is probably staring right at me and I'm missing it lol
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Old 12-20-06, 11:18 AM
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Close all Office applications except Word.

In Word:
Tools>Options>Edit
Check the box: Typing Replaces Selection. - Click OK

Reopen Office applications.
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