Disable The Overtype Mode In Word 2007

Have you ever been working on a Word document, placed the insertion point mid sentence and started to type only to discover that existing text is being erased? The problem is that you have accidentally hit the Insert key. This places word in Overtype mode. When you insert new text, it overwrites existing text as your type.

It is easy to disable this feature in Word 2007 so that Overtype mode is never used regardless of whether you press the Insert key.

  • Within Word, click the Microsoft Office Button.
  • Click Word Options.
  • Click Advanced
  • Under Editing Options, clear the Use overtype mode option.

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