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In both Word and Open Office, these word processors try to be clever and guess where you want to indent, or automatically complete a word you've started to type. In my experience, they are wrong a great majority of the time. IOW, this "help" is a cause of great frustration and irritation.

Does anybody know how to turn off this "help" in Open/Libre Office. I know MS Word does the same thing, but I don't use it anymore.

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For Word 2003:

  1. On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then click AutoText.
  2. Clear the Show AutoComplete suggestions check box.

For Word 2010:

  1. Office Button, click Word Options,
  2. click Proofreading,
  3. click Autocorrect Options
  4. Clear the check boxes for the features that you want to disable

For Open Office:

  1. Tools > AutoCorrect > Word Completion
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Thanks, this is good for other people searching in the future. For me, though, it doesn't help much, as we use Open Office/Libre Office (my wife uses Open, I use Libre), not MS Word. – B. Clay Shannon Nov 2 '12 at 15:17
@ClayShannon Inserted an edit for the open office, see if that helps. Thanks. – gt6989b Nov 2 '12 at 16:07

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