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My insert key won't work in Microsoft Word Office 2007. Why?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by yvonne, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. yvonne

    yvonne Flightless Bird

    I do a lot of typing over current words to replace them with new words or
    names. In office word 2003, I just hit insert and typed like normal and it
    replaced the old words with new ones. 2007 will not do anything. Why?
     
  2. EN59CVH

    EN59CVH Flightless Bird

    Because the method of over-writing is changed in Office 2007. You need
    to do this in WORD 2007:

    1) Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then at the bottom of the
    dialog, click Word Options.

    2) In the left pane, click Advanced.

    3) Under Editing options, select or clear the Use overtype mode check
    box

    Let us know if this solved your problem.

    hth


    yvonne wrote:
    >
    > I do a lot of typing over current words to replace them with new words or
    > names. In office word 2003, I just hit insert and typed like normal and it
    > replaced the old words with new ones. 2007 will not do anything. Why?
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "yvonne" <yvonne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A44BC9D9-5762-40B3-9299-7E550D38DD6F@microsoft.com...
    > I do a lot of typing over current words to replace them with new words or
    > names. In office word 2003, I just hit insert and typed like normal and
    > it
    > replaced the old words with new ones. 2007 will not do anything. Why?


    Click Office Orb, Word Options, Advanced, and ensure that a check mark is in
    the box for "Use the Insert key for overtype mode. I believe that it is
    turned off by default in Office 2007 and in Office 2010 Beta.

    Let us know if that fixes your problem.
     

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