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    Adding letter deleting the next one

    I have been experiencing this problem (not frequent, rare) with a word document and I try to modify a word by adding additional letter , it will delete the next one in the line.

    I can not find the proper name to describe this situation .

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    Re: Adding letter deleting the next one

    Welocome to Woody's Lounge!

    If you accidentally press the Insert key, word will switch from Insert mode to Overtype mode. You can correct this by pressing Insert again.
    When Overtype mode is on, the indication OVR in the status bar will be black. You can also double click this indication to toggle Overtype mode on/off.
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    Re: Adding letter deleting the next one

    Yes, thanks for that.

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    Re: Adding letter deleting the next one

    If you want to disable the Insert key from toggling Overtype mode, you can use Word's keyboard customization feature.
    <UL><LI>Tools > Customize..., check that the template is Normal.dot, then click the Keyboard... button

    <LI>Select All Commands in the Categories list on the left, then select Overtype in the Commands list on the right

    <LI>Select Insert in the Current keys box

    <LI>Click Remove, then Close[/list]To save this change, you can use Shift+File menu to get the Save All command. This will save all open documents and the change to the Normal.dot template.
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    Re: Adding letter deleting the next one

    Jefferson-

    That's really neat! That "feature" of Word has always driven me nuts. Thanks for the tip!

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    Re: Adding letter deleting the next one

    Thanks for that.

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