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Keys Hi, I seem to have hit a key on my laptop, I don't know which, and it is now overwriting on the document what I have already written, how can I stop this please?

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  • Pat Kelly Sep 06, 2008

    Thanks, using insert didn't solve the problem, I then used my office assistant, who told me to use Tools/Options/Edit and choose what I wanted. Thanks for helping me focus on a solution instead of the problem. P

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If you are typing on a word document, look at the bottom of the screen and see if "OVR" is black on the bottom. If so, try hitting the "insert" key and see if it goes away.

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