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Overwrite...want to turn it off, inexperienced simple advice

 
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joan 5654
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:57 am    Post subject: Overwrite...want to turn it off, inexperienced simple advice Reply with quote

Hi, very green and confused. Using word processing and I somehow have this situation and when I try to edit some sentences with new text it starts deleteing the the old one. I would like to turn this off, but I don't know how. So if someone is so kind as to tell me "what buttons" to press in easy English, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere on your keyboard, usually near the number pad is an Insert key. That's the one. Press it once. It toggles between insert & overwrite.

It's an operating system level setting, but not many programs take any notice of it. Word processors and emailers usually do though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: tried the insert key near pad, did not work Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for quick reply. I tried pressing the insert key on my keyboard near the number pad but I still have the same problem. Any thing else to try?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the bottom of the Writer window is a status line, something like Page n/n, Style, Zoom, INSRT or OVER, STD or EXT or ADD, HYP or SEL.

Does yours say INSRT or does it say OVER? If it says OVER, click on the word OVER once. It should change to INSRT.

(The defaults for the others are STD & HYP)

What operating system are you using? Windows, Linux, or another? That might help if this doesn't solve it. I can't think of anything else at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:03 am    Post subject: SOLVED Reply with quote

Thank you that was it huwg! THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please edit subject line with "SOLVED" so we know there is some good oil in here.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

openoffice defaults to overwrite mode, someone was real HIGH for that one. it only wasted 30 min to find out how to turn it off.salle mariage paris
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