Problem with automatic marking text !

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Problem with automatic marking text !

Postby Joseph S. Klein » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:57 am


If I have a text and i Want to change something inside the text, if I move the cursor, either with the mouse, or with the "arrow buttons", The text get marked.
So when I do the changes, all the marked text disappears.

Does anyone know how to deactivate this function.?
Joseph S. Klein
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Re: Problem with automatic marking text !

Postby SteveJ » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:04 pm


To solve this problem just go to the middle of the Status Bar (bottom of OpenOffice Screen) there is a box that reads INS or OVR.
Clicking on this box will change from Overwrite mode to Insert mode or vice versa. Pressing the Insert key on the keyboard will
also change the mode (and this indicator).

Hope this will help you.
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