Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ending Overtype Mode Permanently (!) in MS Word


I posted this on my Darla M. Sands blog, but it deserved a repeat.  With no further ado, here is how you kill the INS key, stopping it from starting that pesky Overtype mode:

1. Start Word
2. Click on the Tools menu
3. Click Customize
4. Click the Options tab
5. Click Keyboard
6. Under the Categories dropdown box, select All Commands
7. Under the Commands dropdown box, select Overtype
8. Under the Current keys downdown box, select Insert
9. Click Remove
10. Click Close until the dialog windows close.

That’s it.  Wasn’t that easy?  Can’t you just feel that weight lifting from your shoulders?  Well, that might be a little overly dramatic.  Maybe.

I must say thanks to Steve Thomas and the guys at tech-recipes.com both for sharing this information.  You can find the original post here:

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Happy writing!

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2 comments:

  1. You're most welcome, my friend! I do hope folks find this useful.

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