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how to stop Outlook adding space after backslash

I was going to ask this and then figured it out. I assume this applies to Word as well. If you type something in an email with a backslash and then paste something at the end, it automatically adds a ...
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Word-2016 - can a template change AutoCorrect?

I am trying to create/update an existing template for my job, and include many checklist items. My team is only 3 other writers + me, but there may be more. Windows 10 machines, Word 2016. One of ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 remove the Autocorrect “formatting guide lines” for tables

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I wanted to removed the Autocorrect "formatting guide lines" ( for lack of a better term ) for tables that show up as you edit the document. I've already Unchecked the ...
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Windows-10 auto-correct, how to use it with the keyboard?

I want to try using the Windows 10 auto-correct with my keyboard, not with the mouse. I enabled it in the Typing -> Hardware keyboard -> Show text suggestions as I type configuration. I can ...
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“Replace text as you type” gets unchecked automatically

I've set up some autocorrect rules in Word, and they work well. However from time to time "replace text as you type" become unchecked, and I need to go to options and check it again. I don't have ...
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Outlook performing an AutoCorrect that isn't defined in settings or dictionary

When composing an email today, I typed the word "autodiscover" and Outlook AutoCorrected it to "Autodiscover". I was surprised at this and so I looked in the AutoCorrect Options, only to discover that ...
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Is there any way to disable autocorrect in microsoft edge?

I'm using MS Edge and even though I have globally disabled autocorrect because it just gets in the way, it just does not care. It still insists on destroying proper capitalisation and otherwise ...
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Turn math autocorrect back on in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

I was using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 Version 14.7.3 (170325) on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to edit formulas when suddenly the math autocorrect stopped working. So, for example, when in a formula ...
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Stop online Office apps from replacing lowercase single-letter word “i” with “I”

What happens? In Scandinavian languages such as Norwegian, just the letter "i" as a word means "in" or "inside". When I type this word into an online Office app, it gets replaced with the uppercase ...
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How do I set global auto-correct settings for all of Office instead of program by program?

After reinstalling Office 2013 a few months ago, I began to disable several auto-correct settings that I had already disabled in my previous installation, but I still occasionally find that I missed ...
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How to auto-complete/auto-close brackets on Mac?

Some text editors for programming support auto-closing brackets. For example, on Jupyter Notebook or Jupyterlab for Python, given a line, say asdf wert xcvb If I double-click to highlight wert, ...
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How to disable spell-checking and auto-correction in Skype?

I am using Skype (currently 12.13.257.0) on a German Windows 10 x64 machine. How do I completely turn off auto-correction and spell-checking? These docs claim I have to disable spell-checking in the ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard's auto-correction feature in Outlook 2013?

Recently, I have migrated my software from a PC to be discarded to a new one, Office 2013 as well. Since then I experience a behavior I had not on the old machine. In Outlook 2013, all at a sudden I ...
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Use MS Word Autocorrect list in Excel 2016

I have a custom autocorrect list in MS word that was created using certain symbols. If you go to Insert>Symbol, at the bottom left, there's a "AutoCorrect" button that you can use to be replaced by ...
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Windows 10 spell check adds misspelled words

Is there a way to review the alterations to spell check in Windows? I'm noticing more and more that typos are somehow getting in when using Skype (I have the "Auto correct and highlight misspelled ...
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How do you stop Excel from auto-replacing characters and sequences?

Excel, and I think most Office Products, have an obnoxious habit of replacing regular ASCII characters with obscure extended characters if it can, which renders the result absolutely useless to ...
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How to stop Libreoffice (German) from replacing three dots “…” by the three-dots-character “…”?

I updated not too long ago. In the previous installed version I had turned this off. In the version installed now I can't find the optionbox. ): Version: 5.3.0.3 (x64) BS-Version: Windows 6.1; UI-...
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How can I have bash autocorrect my typos

I have a silly but very persistent problem. I continually mistype git grep as git grpe, gi tgrep or gi tgrpe. Is there a way of telling bash to replace certain strings I type with other strings? I ...
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find Autocorrect files LibreOffice Linux

Where can I find the file where the auto-correct saves the words to correct? I happen to custom the auto-correct with a lot of words, and maybe it would save a lot of time to insert them directly in ...
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Is there a way to have MS Word not autocorrect in selected document regions?

I'm setting up some tables where some cells will contain either a single lowercase letter or two lowercase letters. (Specifically, I'm trying to set up Punnett squares from genetics.) So, e.g., a cell ...
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Excel's “Replace Text As You Type” AutoCorrect option stops working at 256-long cells

If your "Replace Text As You Type" option is supposed to replace text of length L with another text, then if the cell contains over 255 characters (including L), the "Replace Text As You Type" ...
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Outlook: add a specific word to be highlighted as an error

When writing a mail, I am used to misspell the name of a colleague, I therefore would like to have an error Highlight, when writing wrong. Do you know how to add a specific word to be highlighted as ...
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How can I add a Word to Windows 10 Auto-Correct?

Windows 10 has added an Auto-Correct feature for typing. I want to be able to edit the dictionary. This document says that I should be able to find it here: %AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling\<...
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Weird autocorrect issue on macOS Sierra (period, right-parenthesis, space, space)

System-wide, when I type: .) My mac replaces this with: .) . or .). I'm thinking that I must have set some weird autocorrect somewhere? How do I stop it from doing this?
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Prevent character or word auto-corrections in Microsoft Word

Is there a way to prevent Microsoft Word 2010 from making any auto-corrections. Here's one example, that causes issues when creating technical documentation for server build scripts. Copy and ...
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Why my Excel 2016 keeps using English autocorrect with another language set as default?

I installed Croatian dictionary in my Excel 2016 and made it default editing language (later I even removed English from editing languages). However, when I write in cells, Excel keeps using English ...
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MS Word tries to uncapitalize a word in the middle of my sentence

I am writing in first person as an entity made of several entities...a collection of entities. I use the word "We" often. I capitalize it to indicate that the entities are speaking. As a proper ...
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How to disable autocorrect in Windows 10 Mail?

I have the builtin systemwide Windows 10 autocorrect disabled: An overwhelming majority of the time I use the US layout for coding, and writing both English and Slovak text. It's considered ...
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Word 2016 typing 'iDIN?' toggles caps-lock and changes capitalization

I'm writing a report in Word 2016 (Office 365 ProPlus, version 16.0.6741.2963) and every time I type the string 'iDIN?' it automatically gets converted to 'Idin?' and it toggles my caps-lock. At first ...
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Auto correction in Web form and how to turn it off

When writing in a Web form, there seems to be an auto correction, that turns initials of words and converts them to capital letters. I am writing in Germany and the systems seems to autoatically apply ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for MS Word's AutoCorrect Options menu?

I'm looking for the keyboard shortcut to open the AutoCorrect Options menu (I'm using that name since it's what the tooltip shows) that's added when it makes corrections. When MS Word (I'm using ...
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Replace text starting with space using AutoCorrect

How to I replace the following text with another text string? "<space> QWERTY" → "qwerty" The string that is going to be replaced starts with a space. Actually a hard space. It seems like I ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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How to undo autocorrect in libreoffice calc

I would like to prevent libreoffice calc to make autocorrecion in some cases in some cell. For example, sometimes libreoffice decides that some text I enter is a hyperlink and it formats the cell as a ...
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Switch off autocorrect in libreoffice calc for specific document, column, cell

There is a way to completely turn off autocorrect in libreoffice calc. However, I would prefer turn off autocorrect in less scale: document, worksheet, column/row, cell. How it can be obtained?
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Is there a way to make Microsoft Word's autocorrect more aggressive?

Often when I'm typing quickly, trying to get a fleeting thought down, I make small mistakes typing. If I do it several times in a sentence, I have to go back and right click on each word and correct ...
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How to merge dictionaries of different languages for autocorrect?

I'm bilingual, and I'm constantly writing both in Portuguese and English so of course, I would like to have auto-corrector and word suggestion in both languages. I know I can easily change between ...
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Mysterious misspelled words in OS X's autocorrect/spellcheck

Since I got my MBP 2 years ago, I've found some really strange misspellings that the system's autocorrect will change correct words to. The latest of these is "Ulbrichbt", which OS X unhelpfully ...
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How can I add a list of spellcheck rules to Microsoft Word?

I want to use Microsoft Word to correct some plain text. But I need Word to use a list of new/custom spellcheck rules: e.g. replace 'fcarce' with 'scarce'. I could add each rule manually, but that ...
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Excel add maths keyboard shortcuts

How can I get excel 2013 to auto correct maths? For example change \int into ∫. I know how to do it for one symbol but is there any way to get excel to recognise all the maths auto corrects?
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MS Word: switch off all auto correction tools

I appreciate the usefulness of auto correction tools, but personally I prefer software that does only what I explicitly want it to do. Therefore, I would like to switch off all auto correction tools ...
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Rule for changing a word to a set color in Microsoft Word

Is it possible to set a rule up so a certain word, such as elephant always gets highlighted in a certain color in Microsoft Word? To put it into context elephant is a business name (hypothetical), I ...
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Is there an autocorrect for windows?

Is there a way to get the auto-correct feature (found in almost all mobile devices) in windows? I know spell-check, but you still have to manually right-click and choose, and it also doesn't work in ...
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Can I trigger Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007 without moving the cursor?

I use Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007, including in body text. I have "Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions" checked in the AutoCorrect Options. Is there any way to trigger the ...
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Is there a way to automatically add a period after two spaces in Word?

There is no easy way to implement an AutoCorrect that replaces two spaces (" ") with a period and a space (". ") the way smart phones work. Is there some other alternative method I could possibly ...
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How to disable “smart” quote replacement for Russian in MS Word?

How to disable "smart" quotes replacement for Russian? It is disabled in AutoCorrect window but still works:
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Augumented autocorrect in MS word - highlight changed words

I have early stage Parkinson's disease, which causes me some difficulty typing. I have been looking for ways to improve MS-Word's (and ideally MS Outlook's) auto-correct facility as there are a lot ...
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Autocorrect in MS word / Windows environment

MS Word does some autocorrecting on common spelling mistakes (e.g. "withh") but simply does a red underlining on some other words (e.g. "Akwardd"). For the latter cases, one has to right click the ...
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Autocorrect to italics: font remains italicized

I am able to set Word 2010 to Autocorrect certain words to italics (for example, correct i.e. to i.e.). However, when I try this, after the auto-replacement the cursor remains italicized, so then I'd ...
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How can I make IE stop “correcting” 'int i;' to 'int I;' when I type code on SE sites?

Gagh! It'd be funny if it weren't so infuriating. I like spell-checking for English. It's really nice when you can't quite remember whether there is 1 'r' or 2 in "assurance", say. But after I've ...