Text disappears as I type


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


Overtype mode is turned on and the Insert key was pressed on the keyboard.


Turn off overtype mode:

  1. Click File > Options.

    (In Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Word Options.)

  2. Click Advanced.

  3. Under Editing options, clear both the Use the Insert key to control overtype mode and the Use overtype mode check boxes.

    The Overtype options in Word

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