Insert Mode

Displays the current insert mode. You can toggle between INSRT = insert and OVER = overwrite.

Click in the field to toggle the modes (except in the LibreOffice Basic IDE, since only the \<emph\>Insert\</emph\> key is active). \<switchinline select=\"appl\"\>\<caseinline select=\"WRITER\"\>\<switchinline select=\"sys\"\>\<caseinline select=\"MAC\"\>\</caseinline\>\<defaultinline\>If the cursor is positioned in a document, you may also use the Insert key to toggle the modes.\</defaultinline\>\</switchinline\>\</caseinline\>\</switchinline\>




In the insert mode, new text is inserted at the cursor position and the following text is shifted to the right. The cursor is displayed as a vertical line.


In the overwrite mode, any existing text is replaced by new text. The cursor is displayed as a thick vertical line.