Out, Out, Darn Insert Key

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

OUT, OUT, DARN INSERT KEY
I hate the Ins (Insert) key. Not only is it useless, if you accidentally press it, it really messes up what you’ve written, replacing all the characters you typed with the newly typed characters. Is there some way to shut it down for good?

Join the club. I used to hate it, too. Notice I said used to. I figured out a way to dismantle it. Here’s how to do it in Word:

Click on Tools, Customize, Options and Keyboard. In the Categories box, (left pane) select All Commands and in the Commands box (right pane) select Overtype. Then, in the Current keys box, highlight Insert and click on Remove.

Ins, RIP.

SPONSORED REPORT

How to make the most of a negotiation

Negotiators are made, not born. In this sponsored report, we cover strategies and tactics to help you head into 2017 ready to take on business deals, salary discussions and more.

VIDEO

Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed?

The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.

QUIZ

News quiz: Scam email plagues tax professionals—again

Even as the IRS reported on success in reducing tax return identity theft in the 2016 season, the Service also warned tax professionals about yet another email phishing scam. See how much you know about recent news with this short quiz.