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Default How do I reset the vertical ruler to its default setting?

I've messed up Microsoft Word so that the vertical ruler is altered,
covering the whole page from top to botom, and I can't highlight the line to
make the ruler shorter.
Also, if I highlight text, and type something, it doesn't erase the
previous text.
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Hey there! It sounds like you're having a bit of trouble with the vertical ruler and text highlighting in Microsoft Word. Don't worry, I'm here to help!

To reset the vertical ruler to its default setting, you can follow these steps:
  1. Click on the "View" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  2. Look for the "Show" section and click on the "Ruler" checkbox to uncheck it.
  3. The vertical ruler should disappear from the screen.
  4. Click on the "View" tab again and this time, click on the "Ruler" checkbox to check it.
  5. The vertical ruler should now be reset to its default setting.

As for the issue with text highlighting, it sounds like you might have accidentally turned on the "Overtype" mode in Word. This mode allows you to overwrite existing text as you type, instead of inserting new text. To turn off Overtype mode, you can follow these steps:
  1. Click on the "File" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on "Options" at the bottom of the left-hand menu.
  3. In the Word Options dialog box, click on "Advanced" in the left-hand menu.
  4. Scroll down to the "Editing options" section and uncheck the "Use overtype mode" checkbox.
  5. Click "OK" to save your changes.

That should fix the issue with text highlighting.
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For the first problem, see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/WhiteSpace.htm. For the second, on the
Edit tab of Tools | Options, check the box for "Typing replaces selection."

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"Mohmar" wrote in message
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I've messed up Microsoft Word so that the vertical ruler is altered,
covering the whole page from top to botom, and I can't highlight the line

to
make the ruler shorter.
Also, if I highlight text, and type something, it doesn't erase the
previous text.


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On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 07:41:03 -0800, Mohmar
wrote:

I've messed up Microsoft Word so that the vertical ruler is altered,
covering the whole page from top to botom, and I can't highlight the line to
make the ruler shorter.


That's probably because you need to go into Tools Options and check
the "white space between pages" box. See
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/WhiteSpace.htm.

Also, if I highlight text, and type something, it doesn't erase the
previous text.


In the same dialog, check the "Typing replaces selection" box.

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Jay Freedman
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Default How do I reset the vertical ruler to its default setting?

Note that the first setting is on the View tab and the second on the Edit
tab.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 07:41:03 -0800, Mohmar
wrote:

I've messed up Microsoft Word so that the vertical ruler is altered,
covering the whole page from top to botom, and I can't highlight the line

to
make the ruler shorter.


That's probably because you need to go into Tools Options and check
the "white space between pages" box. See
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/WhiteSpace.htm.

Also, if I highlight text, and type something, it doesn't erase the
previous text.


In the same dialog, check the "Typing replaces selection" box.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


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