Typing Over Text in Microsoft Word


One day, all of a sudden, your text isn't inserting anymore, but typing over top of your previous text. There's a few things you can do, but they all accomplish the same task.

  • Hit your Insert key once. My wireless keyboard doesn't have one, so this won't work for me, but you might have one.
  • The OVR may be turned on in Word's status bar at the bottom of your screen, as shown. Just double-click it to turn it off.

  • If you're unable to resolve it with either of the above two methods, go to ToolsOptions, Edit tab, and uncheck Overtype mode.