How to disable Microsoft Word AutoCorrect feature

Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. In the Word Options window, click the Proofing option.
  5. Click the AutoCorrect Options... button

Microsoft Word AutoCorrect settings

On the AutoCorrect tab, a user will be able to disable features he or she dislikes, such as the auto capitalization of first letters of sentences and disable this feature all together.

In addition to disabling and enabling AutoCorrect features, users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want to automatically correct.

Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click Format and then AutoFormat.
  3. Click the Options... button.
  4. Click the AutoCorrect tab.

Microsoft Word AutoCorrect settings

On the AutoCorrect tab, a user will be able to disable features he or she dislikes, such as the auto capitalization of first letters of sentences and disable this feature all together.

In addition to disabling and enabling AutoCorrect features, users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want to automatically correct.

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