Monday, 26 April 2010

Word overwrites tho Insert key is pressed?: fix

A troubleshooting tip: sometimes Microsoft Word (I use 2003) goes haywire and starts overtyping everything instead of inserting new text without overwriting existing text, no matter how many times you keep pressing the Insert key.

How to stop it typing over your text: try doubleclicking the OVR in the grey bar at the bottom of the Word window, so that it becomes greyed out.

A combo of that and the Insert key should work to stop it from over-typing or over-writing when the Insert key alone doesn't.

I guess occasionally it just happens, or maybe you've accidentally done something to grey out the OVR. It's happened to me quite a few times and I spent ages trying to solve the problem. Hope this helps others.

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