'Overtyping' in Pages '08?

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  1. peterfellows macrumors newbie

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    I miss the OVR function that I used in MSWORD. Is there an equivalent in Pages '08?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Over as in "erases what you've already typed"?

    WHY?
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that has to be the single most annoying function of Word. Pressing insert and then finding that you have just typed over a bunch of stuff.
     
  4. peterfellows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I guess you can't...

    When I am editing my writing and I jump into the middle of a pre-existing paragraph to take off from a phrase and then carry it off in a different direction than I had, it is simpler to use OVR to just plow through the rest of the paragraph as I am typing.

    The overtyping only removes the sentences as I replace them but leaves the rest of the paragraph intact in case I decide to use it. I find it less confusing than typing and having the old material just pile up. Personal preference.
     

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