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Unread 25-09-2007, 03:25 AM   #1
Dancer
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How do I type without replacing the letters?

As I'm typing when I mess up and press the backspace and then start typing
again it replaces the letters with the new letters. How do i change that?
 
Unread 25-09-2007, 03:25 AM   #2
Dan Freeman
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Re: How do I type without replacing the letters?

Press INS once to toggle overtype mode to insert mode.

Dan

Dancer wrote:
> As I'm typing when I mess up and press the backspace and then start
> typing again it replaces the letters with the new letters. How do i
> change that?



 
Unread 25-09-2007, 03:26 AM   #3
Dawn Crosier, Word MVP
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Re: How do I type without replacing the letters?

You need to turn off the "Typing replaces selection".

Tools, Options, and General (I think.)

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"Dancer" <Dancer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> As I'm typing when I mess up and press the backspace and then start typing
> again it replaces the letters with the new letters. How do i change that?
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date: 9/24/2007 11:27 AM


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Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date:
9/24/2007 11:27 AM


 
Unread 26-09-2007, 05:51 AM   #4
gordo
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Re: How do I type without replacing the letters?

No, no, no. Don't do that. Do what Dan said. Typing Replaces Selection is a
good thing.

Gordo


"Dawn Crosier, Word MVP" <dlc110161*************> wrote in message
news:%23fHSAfw$HHA.4828@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> You need to turn off the "Typing replaces selection".
>
> Tools, Options, and General (I think.)
>
> --
> Dawn Crosier
> Microsoft MVP
> "Education Lasts a Lifetime"
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and questions
> to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.
>
>
>
>
> "Dancer" <Dancer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C64110F-E581-45D4-BC52-A130812DDBD3@microsoft.com:
>
>> As I'm typing when I mess up and press the backspace and then start
>> typing
>> again it replaces the letters with the new letters. How do i change that?
>>
>> No virus found in this incoming message.
>> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
>> Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date:
>> 9/24/2007 11:27 AM

>
> No virus found in this outgoing message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date:
> 9/24/2007 11:27 AM
>
>



 
Unread 26-09-2007, 05:53 AM   #5
Beth Melton
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Re: How do I type without replacing the letters?

As gordo pointed out, "Typing replaces selection" is a good thing. This
options is what allows you to type over selected text.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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"Dawn Crosier, Word MVP" <dlc110161*************> wrote in message
news:%23fHSAfw$HHA.4828@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> You need to turn off the "Typing replaces selection".
>
> Tools, Options, and General (I think.)
>
> --
> Dawn Crosier
> Microsoft MVP
> "Education Lasts a Lifetime"
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and questions
> to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.
>
>
>
>
> "Dancer" <Dancer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C64110F-E581-45D4-BC52-A130812DDBD3@microsoft.com:
>
>> As I'm typing when I mess up and press the backspace and then start
>> typing
>> again it replaces the letters with the new letters. How do i change that?
>>
>> No virus found in this incoming message.
>> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
>> Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date:
>> 9/24/2007 11:27 AM

>
> No virus found in this outgoing message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.13.30/1027 - Release Date:
> 9/24/2007 11:27 AM
>
>



 
 

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