If you select text and start typing, Microsoft Word replaces the selected text. Though, it is possible to stop Word from deleting the selected text when you type. You can enable or disable this setting by Word Options, Local Group Policy Editor, or Registry Editor.
If you build Microsoft Word setting to stop removing selected text as you type, you need to hit the
In this risewindows article, we will guide you on enabling and disabling Word from deleting selected text as you type.
How to Stop Microsoft Word from Removing Selected Text as you Type in Word Options?
These steps use to make Microsoft Word stop deleting selected text as you type in Word Options:-
Step 1. Open a Microsoft Word document.
Step 2. Pick on the
Step 3. Adopt
Step 4. Switch to the
Step 5. Uncheck the option
Quick Note: Check the option
Step 6. Hit
How to Prevent Microsoft Word from Removing Selected Text as you Type using Group Policy Editor?
Do the following, If you want to block Microsoft Word from deleting selected text as you type by Windows 11/10 Local Group Policy Editor:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Word 2016 > Word Options > Advanced
Step 3. Double-click on the policy name
Step 4. Pick
Quick Note: Pick the
Step 5. Hit
Step 6. Hit
How to Enable or Disable Removing Selected Text when Typing in Word using Registry Editor?
Do these steps to turn on or off to delete selected text while typing in Word using Windows 11/10 Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Right-click on the
Step 4. Name this new key as the
Step 5. Right-click on the
Step 6. Name the newly created key as options.
Step 7. Right-click on the
Step 8. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 9. Double-click on the
- 0: Block removing the selected text while typing.
- 1: Allow deleting the selected text while typing.
Step 10. Hit
Step 11. Finally, reboot your PC to apply the changes.
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