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You can automatically format a document in Microsoft Word 2010 and in earlier versions either as you type or all at the same time. In both cases, you can control which automatic changes Word makes, and you can also turn off automatic formatting options. This step-by-step article describes how to turn off AutoFormat options.
AutoFormat works in the following ways:
Turn off AutoFormat optionsTo turn off automatic formatting options that Word applies, follow the steps for the version of Word that you are running.
Word 2013, Word 2010 or Word 2007
Word 2003 or Word 2002
For more information about how to turn off AutoFormat options and what each AutoFormat option means, click the following article:
Undo or turn off automatic formatting
For more information about AutoFormat options in Word, press F1 and search for autoformat in Microsoft Word Help.