Word help

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Lynn, has asked for assistance with her Microsoft Word. She is finding that it keeps overwriting the next letter when she tries to add in new letters or correct mistakes. What has caused this?

Hi Lynn,image
This is an easily fixed problem that occurs regularly. There are two ways to fix the problem. As per the photo to the right, you can see at the bottom of your Word document there are the letters “REC”, “TRK”, “EXT”, “OVR”. The “OVR” will be highlighted and showing in black if your overwriting is turned on. On your keyboard is a key that has the word “insert” typed on it. To turn overwriting text off, hit insert and it will unselect the “OVR” command at the bottom of the document. Alternatively you can double click on the “OVR” text to turn it off. It may take a few clicks to turn it off.

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