Backspace not working in Word: 365, 2016

Backspace not working in Word: 365, 2016

Microsoft Word provides many features to create a document in a simple and convenient manner. However sometimes some small problems creep in and some of the keys stop working properly. A malfunctioning backspace key is a well known problem that can be easily fixed. Follow the simple steps below to make sure yours is configured correctly.

To resolve the backspace key malfunctioning in Word

  • Click on File > Options > Advanced > Editing Options
  • Make sure that "Typing replaces selected text" is checked.

If this does not work, check you may need to check that there isn't any debris underneath the key, or that there hasn't been any recent water damage that could cause a malfunction.

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