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Inserting Text

When you want to insert text in the middle of text that you've already typed, Word assumes that you want the existing text to move out of the way to make room for the new text. Word calls this default behavior insert mode. To insert text, then, you simply move the insertion point to the place where you want the text to go and start typing. Any text to the right of the insertion point shifts over as you type. Note that when you insert text, you usually need to add a space either at the beginning or the end of the insertion.

Typing over Existing Text

Once in a while, you might want the text that you insert to replace existing text. To do this, press the Insert key to switch to Overtype mode. When you're using Overtype mode, every character you press replaces the character immediately to the right of the insertion point. The Insert key is a toggle, so you press it again when you want to return to Insert mode.


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