Turn off automatic changes

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

Do any of the following:

Turn off automatic spelling corrections and all automatic formatting

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Clear the Automatically correct spelling and formatting as you type check box.

    Tip: To specify options for checking spelling, on the Word menu, click Preferences, and then under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click Spelling and Grammar.

Turn off automatic capitalization and text corrections

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the AutoCorrect tab, and then clear the check boxes for the options that you want to turn off.

    Tip: To turn off automatic spelling corrections as you type, clear the Replace text as you type check box.

Turn off automatic formatting of text, lists, and document elements

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the AutoFormat as You Type tab, and then clear the check boxes for the options that you want to turn off.

Stop Word from suggesting text

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the AutoText tab.

  3. Clear the Show AutoComplete tip for AutoText and dates check box.

See also

Add or edit automatic corrections

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Turn off automatic capitalization and text corrections

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the AutoCorrect tab, and then clear the check boxes for the options that you want to turn off.

    Tip: To turn off automatic spelling corrections as you type, clear the Replace text as you type check box.

Turn off automatic formatting of text, lists, and hyperlinks

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, and then clear the check boxes for the options that you want to turn off.

See also

Add or edit automatic corrections

Excel

Do any of the following:

Turn off automatic capitalization, text corrections, or hyperlink formatting

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Clear the check boxes for the options that you want to turn off.

    Tip: To turn off automatic spelling corrections as you type, clear the Replace text as you type check box.

Stop Excel from completing cell values as you type

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Formulas and Lists, click AutoComplete  Excel AutoComplete Preferences button .

  3. Clear the Enable AutoComplete for cell values check box.

See also

Add or edit automatic corrections

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