You can delete either a single character from the active document or a selected text fragment.
To delete a single character, use one of the following methods:
To delete a text fragment, select it, then press the Del key or click the Delete button of the Edit toolbar .
If the document selection contains only entirely selected table cells or rows, pressing the Del key or clicking the Delete button of the Edit toolbar clears the selected cells/rows but does not delete the cells/rows. To entirely remove the selected cells or rows from the document, press the Backspace key.