Why MS Word Eats Text When Typing

Word’s overtype feature lets you type over text you want to remove. Most people just delete the text and continue.

However, if you dont know about this feature what happens is this: as you type, the words you type delete the text in front of it. It eats up the words!

9 times out of 10 this is because Overtype was turned on by accident.

Overtype, as the name implies, types over other words.

You can tell if Overtype is turned on, by looking at the status bar (horizontal bar at bottom of screen) and seeing if OVR is turned on. How to turn off Overtype:

1. From the Tools menu, click Options, click the Edit tab, and then clear the Overtype mode checkbox.


2. Double-click OVR on the status bar to turn it on or off.