How to disable or enable replace text as you type feature of Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 has provided its user with an option of replacing plain text with formatted text or symbols. The plain text that you are typing automatically gets replaced with the formatted text or symbol defined for it. When this option for replacing text as you type is enabled, then user interaction is not require to manually select and change the plain text, as it is automatically done. The option appears really useful as user interaction is minimized for selecting and then changing the specific text to formatted one. Also it save a lot of time as formatting is done automatically.

Preview of replace text as you type feature: -



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You can disable or enable the option as per your requirement. Follow some steps given below to do so.

Steps to disable or enable replace text as you type feature: -

1. Start by opening the “Word Options” dialog box in either or the ways: -

a) Display sub-options of Microsoft Office button, by clicking over it and then click on “Options” button in the “Word” tab.



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OR

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Click on the Microsoft Office button and then click on the “Word” tab. This will expand its sub-options in the right side, and then click on “Options” tab under “Microsoft Tools” section in right side.



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2.
Open the “AutoCorrect” dialog box by clicking the “AutoCorrect Options...” button in right pane, after clicking “Proofing” tab in the left pane of “Word Options” dialog box.



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3. To enable replace text as you type feature, click in the checkbox “Replace text as you type” to check and enable the feature, after clicking the “AutoCorrect” tab. Then click on OK button to close “AutoCorrect” dialog box

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To disable replace text as you type feature, click in the checkbox “Replace text as you type” to uncheck and disable the feature, after clicking the “AutoCorrect” tab. Then click on OK button to close “Autocorrect dialog box.



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4. Close the “Word Options” dialog box by click on the OK button.



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