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As you enter new text in the middle of a line in Microsoft Word, the text that is to the right of the insertion point may disappear as you type.
By default, any new text that you type in the middle of a line is inserted between existing text. When Overtype mode is turned on, any text that you type overwrites any text that is to the right of the insertion point. To turn Overtype mode on or off, use one of the following methods.
Use the Options command
Use the status barOn the status bar, double-click OVR to turn Overtype mode on or off. When Overtype mode is on, OVR appears in black. When Overtype mode is off, OVR appears dimmed.
Use the INSERT keyPress INSERT to turn Overtype mode on or off. The status bar indicator (OVR) appears in black when Overtype mode is on, and appears dimmed when Overtype mode is off.
Use an AutoExec macroMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. Create an AutoExec macro that turns Overtype mode on each time you start Word. To create this macro, follow these steps: