silly word pad question



n.m.
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
silly question here but I honestly don't know why word pad does this or how
to fix it. I type my name-
Namey McName.
Then I decide I want to put "my name is" in front of it.
I type "my name is" but instead of moving Namey McName over further to the
right, it types right over it, replacing it. Meaning I have to type the whole
thing out. This happens every so often when I open a document to rework it.
Is it because I opened it in another program? thats the only thing I can
think of. But is there a way to fix it?
Thanks,
N.M

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
n.m. wrote:
> silly question here but I honestly don't know why word pad does this
> or how to fix it. I type my name-
> Namey McName.
> Then I decide I want to put "my name is" in front of it.
> I type "my name is" but instead of moving Namey McName over further
> to the right, it types right over it, replacing it. Meaning I have to
> type the whole thing out. This happens every so often when I open a
> document to rework it. Is it because I opened it in another program?
> thats the only thing I can think of. But is there a way to fix it?
> Thanks,
> N.M

That is quite an annoying problem. What happens when you press the "Insert"
key? That is the easiest fix and the only one I can come up with.

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
In news:6944E0FB-A970-458E-A53F-3931EE9D46D1@microsoft.com,
n.m. <n.m.@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> silly question here but I honestly don't know why word pad does
> this
> or how to fix it. I type my name-
> Namey McName.
> Then I decide I want to put "my name is" in front of it.
> I type "my name is" but instead of moving Namey McName over
> further
> to the right, it types right over it, replacing it. Meaning I
> have to
> type the whole thing out. This happens every so often when I
> open a
> document to rework it. Is it because I opened it in another
> program?
> thats the only thing I can think of. But is there a way to fix
> it?


It has nothing to do with WordPad; it would be the same in any
application. Almost certainly, you simply pressed the Insert key
accidentally. The Insert key toggles between the two modes Insert
and Overstrike. You wanted to be in Insert mode, but you were in
Overstrike mode.

Because the Insert key is immediately to the right of the
backspace key, it's very easy to hit it accidentally. Personally,
I *never* want to be in Insert mode and I am prone to hitting the
key accidentally, so I have the functionality of that key turned
off. If you do a google search, you can find instructions for
editing the registry to accomplish that.

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n.m.
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
thank you.
n.m.

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:6944E0FB-A970-458E-A53F-3931EE9D46D1@microsoft.com,
> n.m. <n.m.@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > silly question here but I honestly don't know why word pad does
> > this
> > or how to fix it. I type my name-
> > Namey McName.
> > Then I decide I want to put "my name is" in front of it.
> > I type "my name is" but instead of moving Namey McName over
> > further
> > to the right, it types right over it, replacing it. Meaning I
> > have to
> > type the whole thing out. This happens every so often when I
> > open a
> > document to rework it. Is it because I opened it in another
> > program?
> > thats the only thing I can think of. But is there a way to fix
> > it?
>
>
> It has nothing to do with WordPad; it would be the same in any
> application. Almost certainly, you simply pressed the Insert key
> accidentally. The Insert key toggles between the two modes Insert
> and Overstrike. You wanted to be in Insert mode, but you were in
> Overstrike mode.
>
> Because the Insert key is immediately to the right of the
> backspace key, it's very easy to hit it accidentally. Personally,
> I *never* want to be in Insert mode and I am prone to hitting the
> key accidentally, so I have the functionality of that key turned
> off. If you do a google search, you can find instructions for
> editing the registry to accomplish that.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
In news:0659FD14-2A7F-4187-BBD6-40540EF3E708@microsoft.com,
n.m. <nm@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> thank you.


You're welcome. Glad to help.

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> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> In news:6944E0FB-A970-458E-A53F-3931EE9D46D1@microsoft.com,
>> n.m. <n.m.@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> silly question here but I honestly don't know why word pad
>>> does
>>> this
>>> or how to fix it. I type my name-
>>> Namey McName.
>>> Then I decide I want to put "my name is" in front of it.
>>> I type "my name is" but instead of moving Namey McName over
>>> further
>>> to the right, it types right over it, replacing it. Meaning I
>>> have to
>>> type the whole thing out. This happens every so often when I
>>> open a
>>> document to rework it. Is it because I opened it in another
>>> program?
>>> thats the only thing I can think of. But is there a way to
>>> fix
>>> it?
>>
>>
>> It has nothing to do with WordPad; it would be the same in any
>> application. Almost certainly, you simply pressed the Insert
>> key
>> accidentally. The Insert key toggles between the two modes
>> Insert
>> and Overstrike. You wanted to be in Insert mode, but you were
>> in
>> Overstrike mode.
>>
>> Because the Insert key is immediately to the right of the
>> backspace key, it's very easy to hit it accidentally.
>> Personally,
>> I *never* want to be in Insert mode and I am prone to hitting
>> the
>> key accidentally, so I have the functionality of that key
>> turned
>> off. If you do a google search, you can find instructions for
>> editing the registry to accomplish that.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup


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