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sanlass (12-20-05, 08:48 PM)
I have just installed Outlook 2003 and since my firm did not update Word, it
can no longer be used to edit emails. Outlook has overtype mode turned on. I
hate it. I spend more time trying to format emails when I correct a line.
How do I turn it off permanently? The suggestion in Help said to hit INS or
Insert, but there was nothing like that visible except the Insert key to
insert an object. Please help. How do I turn off overtype?
DAVE (12-20-05, 09:47 PM)
Hi'
Have a look here,

Rgrds,
Snarky Parker (12-20-05, 11:13 PM)
The Insert or Ins key that they're referring to is located on your keyboard. It
is not one of Outlook's menu options.

"sanlass" <sanlass> wrote in message
news:9b0e
| I have just installed Outlook 2003 and since my firm did not update Word, it
| can no longer be used to edit emails. Outlook has overtype mode turned on. I
| hate it. I spend more time trying to format emails when I correct a line.
| How do I turn it off permanently? The suggestion in Help said to hit INS or
| Insert, but there was nothing like that visible except the Insert key to
| insert an object. Please help. How do I turn off overtype?
Brian Tillman (12-20-05, 11:46 PM)
sanlass <sanlass> wrote:

> I have just installed Outlook 2003 and since my firm did not update
> Word, it can no longer be used to edit emails. Outlook has overtype
> mode turned on. I hate it. I spend more time trying to format emails
> when I correct a line. How do I turn it off permanently? The
> suggestion in Help said to hit INS or Insert, but there was nothing
> like that visible except the Insert key to insert an object. Please
> help. How do I turn off overtype?


Press the Insert key on your keyboard. It's on the group of six keys
between your main keypad and the numeric keypad.
sanlass (12-21-05, 09:13 AM)
As I said in my original question, Help says to hit "insert" or INS but the
only Insert I find is to insert an object or picture and had no effrect.
Thanks but I did figure out how to find this instruction, just not how to use
it.

"DAVE" wrote:
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sanlass (12-21-05, 09:16 AM)
Thank you and the other person who kindly explained how to find "insert" key.
It would help infrequent users if Microsoft were more specific in its
descriptions as not everyone understands references like that. I've never
had to use the insert key and had no idea it even existed. I knew there must
be an easy answer but not what it was. Thanks again. Of course, Microsoft
could include an options selection to allow some editing choices to be made,
but that would be too simple.

Thanks all.

"Brian Tillman" wrote:
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