Text disappears as I type

Symptoms

As you type in a document, text at the insertion point is deleted.

Cause

Overtype mode is turned on.

Resolution

Turn off overtype mode:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Word Options.

  2. Click Advanced.

  3. Under Editing options, clear the Use overtype mode check box.

See Also

Office Training Center

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