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Insert key no longer defaults to type-over in MS Word 97

By: Arie Slob

One annoying change in MS Word 97 is that you cannot just press the [Insert] key on your keyboard to start overwriting text. Here is how to get that functionally back:

  1. From the Tools menu choose Customize
  2. Select the Keyboard Tab
  3. Select the Press New Shortcut Key box, and press the Insert Key on your keyboard
  4. In the Categories column select All Commands
  5. In the Commands column select Overtype
  6. Click Assign and Close

Now if you press your [Insert] key you will see the "OVR" toggle on the status bar....