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Insert Text vs. Overwrite Text

When you edit a Word document and insert text, one of the following occurs:
1.  The characters or words are inserted within the sentence (default setting)
2.  The inserted characters or words overwrite existing text

The easiest way to solve the overtype problem is to click the Insert key to toggle between the two functions:
If you want to overwrite text click Insert key
If you want to insert text click Insert key

The other option is to disable the Overtype mode:
Open Word document
Click Office Button  / Word Options
Select Advanced
Scroll down to Editing Options

Clear the Use the Insert key to control overtype mode check box
Clear the Overtype mode check box
OK to save changes

Created:  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
Nashua, NH 03060

E-mail: acallahan@rivier.edu