NEED HELP FAST! How to stop "overtyping" - The insert feature!

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  1. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apple!Freak

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    Ok now on a PC I know it as the key on the keyboard that says "insert". I am writing a paper currently and I must remove this overtyping in order to continue writing it so help ASAP is greatly appreciated! Whenever I type and then go back to add to something and type again, the computer types over and removes what was previously there. Help!

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. simie macrumors 6502a

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    You dont say what software that you are using, If its in word that you are referring too, then as far I am aware the way to turn on and off overtype is to click on OVR at the bottom of the screen.
     
  3. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    What are you using? Word v.X? Look at the bottom of the window for a box that says "OVR" and turn it off (so it has an open circle). If you're using TextEdit, I don't even know how you would go about turning that feature on.
     
  4. Apple!Freak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! :)
     
  5. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Wow. When I posted, there were no replies, and now there's one before mine! Seriously, it wasn't there, or I wouldn't have said the same thing. Weird!
     

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