Impossible to delete text with backspace or del
Thread poster: Laurent 1973 (X)

Laurent 1973 (X)  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 11:28
English to French
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Mar 17, 2007

Hi,

After installing WF version 5.50y, I've noticed that I cannot delete text in Word by hitting the backspace or del key. The only way to go is by selecting text and "cutting" it.

Then if I remove WF version 5.50 and switch back to the old WF 3.35, I can delete text by hitting backspace or del.

I just don't know what's happening. Any idea?

Thanks,
Laurent


 

Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 11:28
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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Word issue Mar 17, 2007

I would guess that this is a MS Word issue. Which ver. of Office/Word are you using?

You could also try the newest version (5.51)


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 12:28
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Try 5.0za Mar 17, 2007

I use that version of Wf, and without any problem. Sometimes however when at the end of the segment backspace does not work, but del does. This is a minor annoyance.
Regards
Heinrich


 

Dan Marasescu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 11:28
Member (2003)
English to Romanian
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Ctrl+Space Mar 17, 2007

Hi, this usually happens when your cursor is placed next to a tag, which is protected by default. To be able to delete text, press Ctrl+Space to eliminate the style. Then see if it works.

Good luck,
Dan


 

Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:28
English to Spanish
I worked around it Mar 18, 2007

Mine presented while working in Outlook so I no longer use Word as my editor for Outlook, and that presents other problems.

I first noticed this problem after installing SDL TRADOS last October (I have been using this very Word version since it came out and never had a problem). All of a sudden, the backspace and delete keys did not work in Outlook, so I had to select and cut. After turning off Word as my editor, I acquired another problem related to the ActiveX scripts but now I j
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Mine presented while working in Outlook so I no longer use Word as my editor for Outlook, and that presents other problems.

I first noticed this problem after installing SDL TRADOS last October (I have been using this very Word version since it came out and never had a problem). All of a sudden, the backspace and delete keys did not work in Outlook, so I had to select and cut. After turning off Word as my editor, I acquired another problem related to the ActiveX scripts but now I just hit OK and keep going.

I found something about the keys being assigned other functions by some applications but I did not dare try the fixes suggested.
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Laurent 1973 (X)  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 11:28
English to French
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Word Version Mar 18, 2007

Hi,

I'm using Word 2003.

Laurent


Ivan Eikås Skjøstad wrote:

I would guess that this is a MS Word issue. Which ver. of Office/Word are you using?

You could also try the newest version (5.51)



 


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