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Text does not overwrite highlighted text in Word 2003

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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have a user who is trying to modify a document in WOrd 2003.  I'm not sure which version of Word the original document was made in.  Normally, when you highlight a string of text and then type, the highlighted text dissappears and is overwritten with your new text.  This is not happening, it's simply appending the new text at the end of the highlighted text.  When trying to recreate this issue on my machine running Office 2007, I can not, it works as it should.  Any suggesstions?  Thanks.
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Top Expert 2012

Second time that question has been asked today:

It's an option (Tools/Options, Edit tab): 'Typing replaces selection'
1) Easiest way... Try depressing the INSERT key, then try overrighting.

Sounds like at first read, your insert option is:

Open Word
EDIT tab
--> {check box selected} Typing Replaces selection
--> {check box selected} Overtype mode
--> {check box selected} Use smart cursoring


Thank you, that fixed the problem.
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