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    Unusual (to me) problem with [all?] writing progammes

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    I just noticed again, I've had it a few time with different writing programs on my computer, When I have a draft written and say I want to go back and insert an extra word into the middle of it, each character I place with a key touch will delete the next letter/symbol, which is incredibly frustrating as a writer, if I copy and paste nothing is deleted, can anyone shed light of this (probably very basic) problem I'm having?
     
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    Check your insert function.

    Use one of the following methods to enable Overtype mode.

    Method 1
    1. Do one of the following, as appropriate for your version of Word:
      • In Word 2010 and Word 2013, click the File tab, and then click Options.
      • In Word 2007, click the Office Button icon, and then click Word Options.
    2. In the Word Options dialog box, click Advanced.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • To enable the INSERT key in order to control Overtype mode, click to select the Use the Insert key to control overtype modecheck box.
      • To keep Overtype mode always enabled, click to select the Use overtype mode check box.
    4. Click OK.

    Method 2
    1. Right-click the Status bar, and then click Overtype. "Insert" is now displayed on the left side of the Status bar.
    2. To use Overtype mode, click Insert on the Status bar. "Overtype" is now displayed on the left side of the Status bar.
    Note The Status bar is located at the bottom of the Word window.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, just wondering, this is for FocusWriter, any experience with that programme?
     
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    No experience with FocusWriter, but they're essentially all the same. It will have something to do with your Insert key setting.
     
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    Usually, just toggling the Insert key on your keyboard will turn on/off the overwrite function.
     
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    Oh I used to hate this problem. I never knew what was happening or why. So you have my sympathies.
     
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    The guys up above have it, thank you for teaching this technophobe haha
     

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