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how to cancel overwrite

asked 2018-08-19 22:09:31 +0200

BarbaraN gravatar image

in updating a document, when I use the spacebar it is deleting the next character or overwriting it with typing. how do I cancel this and just type as usual

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answered 2018-08-19 22:20:51 +0200

BarbaraN gravatar image

I closed the document without saving and it is now all right. I still do not understand what happened or how to cancel the overwrite function.

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@BarbaraN : You say you still do not understand how to cancel the overwrite function. Did you find the Insert (Ins) key on your keyboard?? Press it once. That cancels the over-write function.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2018-08-21 21:07:03 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-08-19 22:43:41 +0200

floris v gravatar image

Press the Insert key to toggle insert or overwrite mode. You get the same result by clicking in the status bar area to the right of the Language area.

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