Switching Between Insert Mode and Overwrite Mode
With the keyboard:
Press Insert to toggle between overwrite mode and insert mode. The current mode is displayed on the Status Bar.When in Calc: The text cursor must be enabled in the cell or in the input line.
With the mouse:
On the Status Bar, click on the area indicating the current mode in order to switch to the other mode:
Insert mode is enabled. When in Writer: The text cursor is a blinking vertical line.Click on the area to enable the overwrite mode.
The overwrite mode is enabled. When in Writer: The text cursor is a blinking block.Click on the area to enable insert mode.