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You can quickly search the Preferences dialog box, and go directly to the correct setting.
On the Word menu, click Preferences.
Type a term in the Search Word Preferences box.
Note: The search term can be part of the preference label (if you know it), or it can be a related term. For example, to prevent Word from converting Internet addresses (URLs) to hyperlinks, you might search for URL.
As you type, a list of possibilities appears underneath the search box, and Word highlights the corresponding items in the Preferences panel.
Click a highlighted item in the Preferences panel, such as AutoCorrect.
In this example, Internet and network paths with hyperlinks is the option that best matches the search results.
You must have a document open before you can change preferences in Word.
As you type more characters into the search box, the results narrow.
You can use the arrow keys ( and ) to move up and down in the search results list.