How to overtype exsisting text

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Good Morning All, 

Can I overtype existing text without having to select it first with the cursor? In MS Word I just hit the Insert Key to put the text tool in overtype mode, but that does not work in InDesign. I am looking for a similar method. Is there one?

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Advocate , Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

WORD is a text editor - so 99% of time you're in the "text mode" by default. 

In InDesign you need to select object first to do something with it. 

You can always hit T to switch into "text mode" - no idea how it will behave if your current selection is a TextFrame - can't check it right now. 

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WORD is a text editor - so 99% of time you're in the "text mode" by default. 

In InDesign you need to select object first to do something with it. 

You can always hit T to switch into "text mode" - no idea how it will behave if your current selection is a TextFrame - can't check it right now. 

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