How to enable and disable Microsoft Word AutoFormat feature

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Microsoft WordTo enable/disable the AutoFormat feature and options in Microsoft Word, follow the steps below for the version of Microsoft Word on your computer.

Microsoft Word 2007 and later

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click on the File tab.
  3. Click on the Options link in the left navigation pane.
  4. In the Word Options window, click on Proofing in the left navigation pane.
  5. Click on the AutoCorrect Options... button.
  6. In the AutoCorrect window, click on the AutoFormat tab.

Within this section, users will be able to enable/disable each of the AutoFormat features they do not want to use.

Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier

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

Within this section, users will be able to enable/disable each of the AutoFormat features they do not want to use.