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kettles
26-04-2010, 06:44 PM
I want to be able to use the Insert key just like the good old days to overwrite text, it works in Open Office but not in Notepad, does anyone know if there's a way to make it work?

Agent_24
26-04-2010, 06:50 PM
I don't think it's possible, I don't think Notepad supports overwrite function...

decibel
26-04-2010, 07:59 PM
Download the free version of NoteTab from www.notetab.com and run it - click on "Help" then "replace MSnotepad".

It will do what you want and a LOT more.

You won't regret it.

Billy T
26-04-2010, 09:07 PM
IMHO Metapad is even better, free download and plenty of features.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Agent_24
26-04-2010, 09:18 PM
I like Notepad++

Speedy Gonzales
26-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Info here (http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/583433-notepad-text-boxes-insert-key.html)

It is not that they do not support the INSERT key, it is that they do not support the OVERTYPE mode, which is a feature of upper level editors; not simple editors like Notepad.

Agent_24
26-04-2010, 10:35 PM
The text-mode EDIT program which runs in Windows command line does support overwrite, though...

johnd
26-04-2010, 10:42 PM
I like Notepad++
When I use MS Windows I replace Notepad with Notepad++ - never been concerned with typeover but according to this (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/commun/screenshots/scrsh_typeMode.gif) it is supported. Notepad++ is what MS should have done to Notepad!

kettles
27-04-2010, 09:01 PM
The text-mode EDIT program which runs in Windows command line does support overwrite, though...

Thanks I wish I had thought of that! I'll also check out some of the others suggested cheers everyone!

btw it's for editing guitar tabs, if anyone was wondering :)