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MS Word doesn't OVR when deleting
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anamaria bulgariu  Identity Verified
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Dec 2, 2008

Dear All,

Maybe the title was not very inspired, but here is my problem.
I work with MS Office 2003.
Since yesterday, I noticed that when selecting a piece of text or a sign even, with the intention of writing something to replace it, the text is not overwritten, it's still there, next to what I wanted to replace it with. It may be more than easy to reverse it, but I have no idea how to do it and it's becoming really annoying.

Thank you.
Ana


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Tools > Options Dec 2, 2008

Find 'Options' under the 'Tools' menu.

Under the 'Edit' tab, check the box 'Typing replaces selection'

(my labels may not be word-for-word, as I'm back-translating from the FR version of Word!)


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anamaria bulgariu  Identity Verified
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Thank you Dec 2, 2008

I really appreciate it.

I wonder how I did it though. Never mind. I may have pushed the wrong buttons again)))


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Normal.dot Dec 2, 2008

You may have suffered a corruption to your normal.dot template, or it may have been lost/deleted and a new one created. I think you'll find that the 'overwrite' option is unchecked by default at installation.

Also, you may have inadvertently pressed the 'INS' key — this toggles the feature on/off (though I don't know if it actually affects the check box setting). It's all too easy to do this by accident, depending on the layout of your particular keyboard — in this case, you may (or may not!) see the legend 'INS' or 'OVR' appear in Word's bottom status bar (for some reason I don't understand, it doesn't always seem to be present on my system!)

[Edited at 2008-12-02 10:49 GMT]


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