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Traditionally insert is used to switch between insert and overtype mode. In Word 2007 and 2010 it does nothing for me and I must use mouse to switch modes. How do I bring back the behavior I want?

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Office 2010:

  1. Open Options from the File menu.
  2. Select Advance from the left hand menu.
  3. Check the Use the Insert key to control overtype mode option.
  4. Click OK
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