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Disable Backspace Key in Word

Disable Backspace Key in Word

(OP)
How can I disable the backspace key in MS Word 2000?

I teach kid how to type and they are frustring themselves using the backspace key.  

I need to be able to toggle it.

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

If you have some programming expertise, I bet there's some vba code that captures what keys are typed in Word.

-Venkman

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

(OP)
No doubt you are right.

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

Just my 2 cents - don't disable it.  Teach them how/when to use the backspace key correctly.  No matter where they go, or what systems they use in the future, there will always be a backspace key on the keyboard.

Susan
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.   - Mark Twain

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

(OP)
Susan, you are right.  I do teach them to use it correctly.  However, they also use it during timed writings and it is slowing them down.  

Thanks,
Jim

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

I changed my mind, I don't see a way to do it.
Sorry,
Venkman

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

......I wish my typing instructor had been as nice as you are.......  

Susan
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.   - Mark Twain

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

Jim,
I don't know of any easy way to disable the backspace, as it's a keyboard function, not one in Word.  But...if I were in your shoes, right before the timed tests, I'd pull out my pocket knife, screwdriver, whatever, and pop the backspace keys off their keyboards.  Highly unsophisticated, but hey...  If they want to take the time to fish their little fingers all the way down to the button, then their score's really going to suffer.

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

Carrr, brilliant out-of-the-box thinking. I don't know about Jim, but I'm giving you a star.

RE: Disable Backspace Key in Word

(OP)
Carr, I've done that in the past for a few of the worst ones, but those things are a pain to put back on.  My lab has 30 computers.

Thanks all
Jim

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