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Overtype

Posted By On September 2, 2009 @ 9:52 AM In Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks | Comments Disabled

Kim from OH asks:
I was typing along in MS Word and all of a sudden I’m typing over stuff. What gives?

A:
Have you ever gone back to change a thing or two while typing and instead of moving the text to the right to accommodate the space, the text was overwritten? You probably ended up having to re-type an entire paragraph because of it.

Sounds like you were a victim of the Insert key!

Somehow during the course of your typing, a stray finger accidentally tapped the Insert key. Normally, you can squeeze words between other words with no problem.Tap that Insert key, and you’ll overwrite instead of insert. Next time that happens, just tap the Insert key again to get back to normal.

~Andrew

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