Options.Overtype property (Word)
True if Overtype mode is active. Read/write Boolean.
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
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