How to disable Microsoft Word AutoCorrect feature

Updated: 01/05/2019 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Word 2016

  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 2016 AutoCorrect settings

In the AutoCorrect window, 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.

Users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want automatically corrected.

Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013

  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.

Users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want automatically corrected.

Microsoft Word 2007

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the Office button in the top left corner.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. In the Word Options window, click the Proofing option.
  5. Click the AutoCorrect Options button.

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.

Users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want automatically corrected.

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.

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.

Users can also add new automatic corrections on words they commonly mistype or remove words they do not want automatically corrected.