Maybe I'm searching the wrong way, but I've failed to find out how to do this.
Here's the scenario: I have a list in a text file where I want to insert the same word on multiple lines, here's an example text:
12.1 Item1 12.2 Item2 12.3 Item3
Now I visual-block mark the 8th column, indicated with underscores below, and intend to replace part of the whitespace with
Done without moving the item column:
12.1 _ Item1 12.2 _ Item2 12.3 _ Item3
I expected that I could go into replace mode, but I can only enter insert (
I), append (
A), or change-mode (
c). The change-mode comes close to what I want: if I know the length of the word the block can be set to the same width.
Is there something I'm missing here?