Switching Between Insert Mode and Overwrite Mode

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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:

  • INSRT
    Insert mode is enabled. When in Writer: The text cursor is a blinking vertical line.Click on the area to enable the overwrite mode.
  • OVER
    The overwrite mode is enabled. When in Writer: The text cursor is a blinking block.Click on the area to enable insert mode.

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Keyboard commands