'Overtyping' in Pages '08?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by peterfellows, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. peterfellows macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    I miss the OVR function that I used in MSWORD. Is there an equivalent in Pages '08?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Over as in "erases what you've already typed"?

  3. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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

    Jun 28, 2008
    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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