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Can't insert text without deleting everything following it - trying to do final essay, HELP!

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turquoise Tue 15-Jul-08 13:36:01

I think I've hit a button by mistake on my laptop, I'm trying to go back and add stuff in - not c&p, just putting the cursor in the place and writing the odd word/sentence etc.

Instead of it just going in, it gobbles up the next bit of text IYSWIM - does anyone know what I might have hit that's caused it?

TIA

bookthief Tue 15-Jul-08 13:36:48

It's the Insert button. Just press it again and it'll turn Overwrite off.

Marina Tue 15-Jul-08 13:36:58

Have you hit the insert key by mistake? Is your cursor a vertical line or a block?

Mutt Tue 15-Jul-08 13:37:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

turquoise Tue 15-Jul-08 13:38:32

Ah! yes - that was it!

Thank you both very much grin.

Now I will have to be very disciplined and close down mumsnet and go back to it.

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