Monday, December 30, 2013

Steps To Enable Insert Key In Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is an application developed by Microsoft that enables the users to compose, edit, format and even printing of any sort of written material. There are many versions of this application viz. Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and the latest being Word 2013. In the earlier versions until Word 2010, there was an option to overwrite the text if the user accidentally pressed on the Insert key before typing an alphabet. However, now there is an option known as Insert Mode which works in the same way. However, this feature is not present in the versions Microsoft Word 2007 or Word 2010, and has to be enabled to function.
The Microsoft Word 2007 help support provides abundant information on enabling the features in the Word settings. However, you can also try these two methods to enable the insert key before contacting tech support.

Enable Insert Key Using Word Options
  • In the first step, you need to open the Microsoft Word 2007 application in your system and click on the File Menu globe. You can find this option on the top left of the Microsoft Word window.
  • Once you click on this option, navigate to the Word Options, and then to Advanced.
  • Now, check the Use the insert key to control overtype mode checkbox.
  • Now you’ll have enabled the Insert Mode in Microsoft Word 2007. Even if you are using the subsequent versions of Word, such as Microsoft Word 2010 and Word 2013, the procedure remains the same.
Use the status bar
  • This is another method of enabling the Insert key in Word. For this, you need to open a document in Microsoft Word, and right click the status bar at the bottom of the Word window. Now, ensure that the Overtype is checked. You can also seek assistance from the Microsoft Word 2007 help to solve your queries regarding the Word application.
Using keyboard shortcut
  • You can also enable or disable the Insert key using the keyboard shortcut. To accomplish this, you have to press the following keys: Alt + F, T, A, Alt + O.
  • Alt + F would open the File menu and T would open Word Options, A would then go to Advanced Options and Alt + O would help you to select the appropriate option, to enable or disable the Insert key.
Thus, you would be able to enable the Insert key in Microsoft Word by following these steps. For more information, feel free to contact our technical support.

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