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Tech Tip for Writers #3: Typing Over Text and How to Stop It

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Tech Tips for Writers is a weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about yours. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: Every time I type in Word, it covers up everything that comes after. What do I do?

A: Push the insert key (to the right of Backspace and Enter).

I hear they’re doing away with it on upcoming keyboards. They might as well. No one knows what it does anyway, and when writers errantly push it, they don’t know how to stop its annoying typeover.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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