Re: How to switch to overtype mode?

From: Bo Parker (
Date: Mon Jan 27 2003 - 07:46:29 EST

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    F J Franklin said:

    > On 26 Jan 2003, Mark Gilbert wrote:
    > > On Sun, 2003-01-26 at 14:35, Bo Parker wrote:
    > >> I have just used fink to install abiword on my computer (G4 933 Mac G4
    > >> running OS X 10.2.3, using Apple's X11).
    > >> Question: how do I switch it to overtype mode?
    > > Press the insert key.
    > Sound advice, but I wonder if Bo suffers from the same lack of an insert
    > key as I?

    Thanks for the feedback, folks.

    No, I don't have an Insert key either :(

    Anyone know how to emulate the Insert key on a PowerMac G4 with OS X 10.2.3 and Apple X11?

    BTW, I use overtype mode to do ASCII guitar tablature. I start with blank tablature and use the arrow keys to navigate around the tablature form and I can very conveniently fill in the notes in overtype mode. Works great, and if I could get it to work in abiword, I could dump MS Word.

    Here's a short tablature example:

    1 | | | | 2 | | | | 3

    -Bo Parker

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