Word asks if I want to delete and I don't want it to

This question came from a Computer Magic seminar attendee. I don’t provide technical support, but when I can answer something quickly, I will (but don’t get any ideas about sending me your problems…OK?).

“In Word, if I highlight text, it wont’ let me delete by just hitting the delete button. It puts a message in the left-hand corner that asks Delete? Y or N. Then I think it makes me type Y or N. Annoying. My coworker suggested just hitting backspace instead of delete and that does work instead of the delete key. Any ideas?”

Solution from Peggy

You probably have the WordPerfect option checked. Turn it off by clicking the Tools menu, Options, General tab, and untick Help for WordPerfect Users box.

This should fix it.