WD97: Selecting Text in Form Field Selects All or to Field End

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SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to select a portion of text within a form field and that form field is in a table cell or a frame, you get one of the following results:
  • The entire form field is selected.

    -or-
  • The text is selected from the insertion point to the left or right end of the form field.
In contrast, when you select a portion of text within a form field that is placed outside of a table, you can select individual characters.

WORKAROUND

To delete characters, position the insertion point before or after the text you want to delete, and then press either the DELETE key or the BACKSPACE key, respectively.

To type over existing characters, enable Overtype mode. To do this, double-click the OVR indicator in the status bar.

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Article ID: 195482 - Last Review: October 11, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
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