Glad that you quickly diagnosed your own problem. Many times we will inadvertently hit the Insert
key on our keyboard without realizing it, which causes the "overwrite" feature to become active in Word.
You can see easily if this is active, however. At the bottom of your Word screen (directly to the left of the little open book icon with the red check mark over it that shows the spelling & grammar check), the letters OVR
will be bold and easily seen if this feature is active. The next time you launch Word, take a look down at the bottom of your screen. You'll see those letters, but they'll be a very faint gray -- meaning that it's an inactive feature. So, if this ever happens again, just take a look at your screen, see if OVR
is bold, and if it is, press your Insert
key on your keyboard to turn it off.
Edited by txtchr, 16 December 2008 - 08:02 PM.