Lissi, On a standard keyboard there are two Insert keys, that do two different things. The one on the number pad, is actually the 0 key, but Jaws takes it over as a "insert" key for Jaws purposes, for example, insert plus f7 for a links list. It isn't a real insert key, and if you turn Num lock on, you get a standard number pad. Now, the six pack insert key is a real insert key. The six pack are. Going from left to right top to bottom. Insert, home, page up delete, end, page down. If you hit this insert key it is an actual insert key and will put you in overwrite mode, which probably had a purpose but I have no clue what it is. You can also use this insert key with all the jaws functions, and it will work that way. In fact since I never learned how to type the number row, I learned when my fingers were too short for the number row, I use the number pad for numbers and use the real "insert" key for jaws functions. H.T.H. Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller ----- Original Message ----- From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 1:38 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: turning off insert mode with jaws in Word Dear Jackie, I forgot there was an insert key on the six pack. The insert key I use is on the bottom row of the num pad on the left. It's a horizontal rectangle. Does it do the same thing as the insert key in the six pack? I know the two keys on the right are page up and down, and the two in the middle are home and end, like the 7 and 1 on the num pad, but I've forgotten what the two keys on the left are for since I haven't used them regularly. I wish my computer was like the Bookshare conference rooms where when you ask a question, a voice answers! I understand and will remember your toggle answer. I do think I pressed the insert key on the num pad but nothing happened. I even think I tried it with alt and then control and control and shift, but don't think I made a change. Or maybe I fixed the problem and didn't realize it because JAWS didn't say anything like insert on or insert off. I'm sorry if I'm just making more questions for you. Always with love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie McBride" <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 1:28 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: turning off insert mode with jaws in Word > Lissi: > > U hit your extended insert key on accident, e.g., the 1 on the 6 pack > of cursor keys to the left of the home key--& all u need to do is hit > it again to turn it off--it's a toggle. > > On 12/15/07, Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> Dear Booksharian Friends, >> >> Two nights ago while validating in Microsoft word 2003, I think, with >> JAWS >> 8.0, without meaning to change things, letters began disappearing when I >> tried to edit. When I inserted a letter, the letter following it >> disappeared, so each change created a new problem. >> >> I found a more time consuming way to continue working by moving to a new >> line and inserting what I needed where no letters followed and then using >> backspace to reconnect the word. >> >> Since I know Jamie works in word, I asked her off list about the problem >> and >> she guessed I'd somehow gotten into something called insert mode which >> I'd >> never heard of but which sounded like a probable cause of my problem. >> >> I searched through Word's menus and couldn't figure out what I should >> change. Then I wondered if there was a JAWS related command I should be >> using. >> >> By closing my validation file, shutting down my computer and restarting, >> the >> problem disappeared on its own. >> >> Does anyone know how I can turn insert mode off if this should happen >> again. >> It has happened before, but then I just shut down without asking about a >> solution. >> >> Thanks in advance for your help. >> >> Always with love, >> >> Lissi >> >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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