Options.Overtype Property (Word)

True if Overtype mode is active. Read/write Boolean .


expression. Overtype

expression An expression that returns an 'Options' object.


In Overtype mode, the characters you type replace existing characters one by one. When Overtype isn't active, the characters you type move existing text to the right.


If Overtype mode is active, this example displays a message box asking whether Overtype should be deactivated. If the user clicks the Yes button, Overtype mode is made inactive.

If Options.Overtype = True Then 
 aButton = MsgBox("Overtype is on. Turn off?", 4) 
 If aButton = vbYes Then Options.Overtype = False 
End If

See also

Options Object