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How to Stop / Turn Off AutoCorrect in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn off the AutoCorrect feature in Excel.

 

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Turn Off AutoCorrect

AutoCorrect can be useful for changing mistyped words, but sometimes you might want to turn it off. To do this, follow these steps:

1. In the Ribbon, go to File > Options.

 

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2. In Excel Options, go to Proofing, and click AutoCorrect Options.

 

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3. In the AutoCorrect window, uncheck Replace text as you type, and click OK.

 

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As a result, Excel will not autocorrect text while you type. In picture above, you can see the individual autocorrect options that can be turned on or off. The options are:

  • Correct two initial capitals.
  • Capitalize first letter of sentences.
  • Capitalize names of days.
  • Correct accidental use of CAPS LOCK key.