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Default In Word 2007, where is the text Insert/Overlay indicator???

I can't seem to get new text to overlay existing text by toggling the Insert
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Where's the "Insert/Overlay" indicator? I don't see it.

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Default In Word 2007, where is the text Insert/Overlay indicator???

Right click the status bar and check "Overtype"

BruceDLimber wrote:
I can't seem to get new text to overlay existing text by toggling the
Insert key.

Where's the "Insert/Overlay" indicator? I don't see it.

Thanks! :-)


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Default In Word 2007, where is the text Insert/Overlay indicator???

As Greg says, you can add the Insert/Overtype toggle to the status bar.
Alternatively, if you want to restore the function of the Insert key on the
keyboard, you need to check the box for "Use the Insert key to control
overtype mode" in Office Button | Word Options | Advanced: Editing options.

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I can't seem to get new text to overlay existing text by toggling the
Insert
key.

Where's the "Insert/Overlay" indicator? I don't see it.

Thanks! :-)


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