If you use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office on Mac, you may have noticed that Word has aggressive auto-correction functionality that is distinct from the general MacOS auto-correction feature. Essentially, this means that auto-wording for Microsoft Word continues even if you disable auto-correction on Mac OS via System Preferences. Auto-correction is often one of the features that people either love or hate, but even if you like auto-correction, you may find it sometimes improperly corrects a word or gets in the way, so there are many reasons why you might want to disable this feature in Word.
If you want to turn off auto-correction in Microsoft Word for Mac, we'll show you how to do it.
How to turn off AutoCorrect in Word for Mac
- Open Microsoft Word if you haven't done so already
- Pull down the "Tools" menu in Word and select "AutoCorrect"
- To disable all auto-correction in Word, check the box next to "Automatically correct spelling and formats when typing"
- Close Auto Correction Settings in Word and Using the Word Processing App As Common
With Auto Correction Disabled, you can type (and type) regardless of word aggres Correct the words automatically. If you are a typewriter typewriter, these settings may not change a good idea, but many authors may appreciate turning off this feature, while many others may want to keep it.
While in Microsoft Word correction settings, you may also want to disable Word letters of the first letter with words even if you don't like it, although some users might like that feature.
As almost all settings are changed, this can easily be reversed by simply returning to the Word menu "Tools"> AutoCorrect> and checking the "Automatically correct spelling and formatting when typing" check box.
This may seem strange for Microsoft Word to have its own autocorrect feature from what is broad in the Mac OS, but it's really not that unusual. In fact, many Apple apps also have their own auto-correct functionality, and you can separately disable autocorrection in Pages for Mac or TextEdit for Mac and disable auto-correction in the Mail app for Mac, all with or without disabling auto-correction on Mac OS.
Of course this is for Mac, but this setting is probably the same for disabling auto-correction in Microsoft Word for Windows, and maybe even Microsoft Word for iOS. If you have any experience with it, or have other thoughts about autocorrection in Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, you can share with us in the comments below.