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What can I do to keep Microsoft Word from eating my inserted letters?


When a letter is inserted into a word the letter to the right disappears. What do I do not have my work eaten up? I'm working in Word.


This question was answered on September 8, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You will need to tap your “Insert” key that is found between your “<-Backspace key” and “Home key”, then try inserting a letter This should alleviate the problem of letters to the right of your inserted letter from disappearing.

Each time the “Insert” key is tapped it will either make the letter to the right disappear after you have entered a character or just let you insert a letter without any affect to the characters to the right.

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Posted by Kathy of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 8, 2005