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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete. This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?
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Press the Insert key once to toggle from Overtype to Insert mode.

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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly
characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete. This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?



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I knew it was something simple. I've accidentally been hitting the insert
key! Thank you big tme, Suzanne.
J. Robert Mudd III

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Press the Insert key once to toggle from Overtype to Insert mode.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly
characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete. This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?




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I find it all too easy to hit Insert when aiming for Backspace or Delete.

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I knew it was something simple. I've accidentally been hitting the insert
key! Thank you big tme, Suzanne.
J. Robert Mudd III

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Press the Insert key once to toggle from Overtype to Insert mode.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"JRMIII" wrote in message
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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to
Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly
characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete.
This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally
hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?







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Oh my goodness thank you SO much, this thing used to drive me nuts and I had
no idea why it was doing it. What a design flaw putting the insert key so
close to backspace AND delete keys!!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Press the Insert key once to toggle from Overtype to Insert mode.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"JRMIII" wrote in message
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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly
characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete. This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?






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Oh my goodness thank you SO much, this thing used to drive me nuts and I had
no idea why it was doing it. What a design flaw putting the insert key so
close to backspace AND delete keys!!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Press the Insert key once to toggle from Overtype to Insert mode.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"JRMIII" wrote in message
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Occasionally, with every version of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 to Word
2003), while I am in the process of revising a document, suddenly
characters
I am typing begin replacing characters that I do not want to delete. This
makes the document impossible to edit. I must be unintentionally hitting a
key that makes this happen. Can someone help please?




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