Re: How do you get rid of the overstrike function?

Backspacing is supposed to delete letters backward (Delete deletes forward). If you want to move backward through the text, use the Left Arrow key. Even disabling "Typing replaces selection" won't prevent Backspace from deleting backward; it will only prevent Backspace from deleting selected text.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Laurie" <Laurie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:0357BBA0-21B2-4C27-B4BC-AA2194ECBF9A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I'm typing a report and whenever I backspace it erases a letter and then
erases letters in the word so that you are always behind a letter.Help!