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.

Watch the video to see how to enable and disable overtype in Word 2007.

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Enable and disable overtype in Word 2007

Applies To: Word 2007



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