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Rick Ace Rhodes
I just started working on a new article and I noticed something odd with the typing. I went to go insert a letter into a word, but when I did, it didn't simply add the letter, it replaced the next letter. Every time I type from a new insertion point it erases every letter and space that comes next.

I've never noticed this with any other article I've written, including a recent one I just submitted, or in the forums. Has anyone else experienced this recently?

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Vaporman87
Hmmm. That is very odd. I hadn't noticed this, but perhaps it is a new bug. Anyone else notice this?
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It doesn't happen for me. I started a new article, typed stuff, then went to the middle of a word with the arrow keys and typed some letters. Then I moved the cursor with the mouse and did the same. I then repeated all of this in an existing draft. No time could I make it do what is described. My suggestion try pressing your Insert key.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
I went back to my article and started typing again. Everything seemed normal. It wasn't doing it like it did before.
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vkimo
I think that was something you inadvertently did on your keyboard. I've had the same issue in word processors in the past. I think its an option some people use when typing.
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Ajimbo
Yeah, that sounds like the Insert key on the keyboard.  The Overtype mode replaces letters that are in the space you are typing in.  It was annoying because, in high school, there was always that one guy who would switch the computers to overtype before the next computing class started.
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Vaporman87
Ajimbo wrote :
It was annoying because, in high school, there was always that one guy who would switch the computers to overtype before the next computing class started.
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Well wasn't that guy just clever. I never had to worry about such things because the only computers we had when I was in high school were Tandy and Texas Instruments PCs that were already archaic (even in the late 80's) and lame. They just sat in the back of one of the classrooms and never got used.
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