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Turning Off AutoComplete for Dates

Liz asked if there was a way to turn off AutoComplete for dates, but leave the rest of AutoComplete available for use with her many AutoText entries.

Unfortunately, there is no way to do this—it is an all-or-nothing proposition with AutoComplete. If you turn it off (Insert | AutoText | AutoText | Show AutoComplete Suggestions), you won't see the "hints" for AutoText. However, just because you turn AutoComplete off doesn't mean you cannot access your AutoText. If you know the starting few characters of an AutoText entry, all you need to do is type the first few letters and then press F3. Word springs into action and expands the AutoText entry the same as if you had used AutoComplete to expand it.

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Comments for this tip:

spam    28 Feb 2016, 01:34
"Unfortunately, there is no way to do this"

Any more tips?!
Iris Wood    07 Jun 2014, 01:11
I have it turned on and cant turn it off even if I revert to default. How can I turn it offf please?

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