Symptoms

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

Cause

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

Resolution

Turn off overtype mode:

  1. Click File > 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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