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Text does not overwrite highlighted text in Word 2003

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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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1.) Not sure, how do I tell?
2.) Yes
3.) No
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Second time that question has been asked today:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_23027649.html

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

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Thank you, that fixed the problem.
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