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Edit text deletes next letter [closed]

asked 2018-06-16 12:41:45 +0200

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updated 2020-07-25 19:51:26 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

if i try to place cursor before a letter it highlights the actual letter then as i type it deletes everything in front. i only want to correct spelling not delete everything in front of the cursor thanx m

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answered 2018-06-16 13:05:38 +0200

David gravatar image

updated 2018-06-16 13:08:02 +0200

I think what you have described is Overwrite mode.

Check the "status bar" at the bottom of the LibO window. Does it look like this?

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If so, to get back to "insert" mode, you can either double-click that "overwrite" label, or, if your keyboard has an INS key, press that to toggle the mode.


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answered 2018-06-16 13:02:20 +0200

Supposedly, you have pressed Ins key inadvernently, and now you are in "overwrite" mode. Just press Ins again.

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