word >> Typing deletes text! How do I get back to INSERT mode.

by joel_Preston » Tue, 15 Dec 2009 05:29:06 GMT

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Power PC

There it is, folks. I type. The cursor stays in the same place, typing overtop each successive character. Could someone explain how to get back to INSERT mode? Many thanks!

word >> Typing deletes text! How do I get back to INSERT mode.

by CyberTaz » Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:18:24 GMT


Unless you've assigned a keystroke to the Overtype command or added it to a
toolbar it's controlled only through: Word> Preferences> Edit, clear the
check on Overtype Mode.

However, it's possible that you have activated something through OS X itself
or have some 3rd party "helper" app triggering the behavior.

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



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word >> Typing deletes text! How do I get back to INSERT mode.

by Bob Jordan » Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:44:14 GMT

If it is Word 2004 you are using then there is a small tick box at the
bottom right hand of every Word 2004 document labelled OVR - that is the
toggle you are looking for.

Bump it by mistake as I have done and you wonder how the hell you can
recover.

Bob J.



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word >> Typing deletes text! How do I get back to INSERT mode.

by joel_Preston » Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:02:07 GMT

Dear Bob: That was the fix. Thank you VERY much. Excellent instructions. <br><br>Now if I only had a keystroke that would mute the two women (in the cafe where I am working) who are talking at the top of their lungs! <br><br>Sincerely, <br>
Joel <br><br>> Unless you've assigned a keystroke to the Overtype command or added it to a <br>

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