Overtype mode

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
Overtype mode

Alternatively referred to as OVR in Microsoft Word, overtype mode is a text mode that will overwrite text to the right of the cursor as the user types. This mode, if it's supported, is usually entered and exited by pressing the Insert key.

In the example picture shown on this page, you can see each mode in action. In the overtype mode, when "test" is being typed, it overwrites "Computer" to become "test ter" (with "Compu" being overwritten).

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