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How to turn off the AutoCorrect and AutoFormat features in Visio

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This article was previously published under Q292729
SUMMARY
The AutoCorrect feature in Microsoft Visio works behind the scenes to produce attractive, easy-to-read text in a drawing while you concentrate on the content. Visio analyzes the text as you type and automatically makes a replacement, depending on the rules that you have set.

By default, all of the AutoCorrect options are turned on the first time that you start Visio. You can turn off any of the options that you do not want.
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To turn off the AutoCorrect options

To turn off any or all of the AutoCorrect options, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
  2. Click the AutoCorrect tab.
  3. Click to clear the check boxes of the rules that you want to turn off.
  4. Click OK.

To turn off the "AutoFormat As You Type" options

To turn off any or all of the AutoFormat options such as AutoCorrect, which work while you type text into your drawing, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
  2. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  3. Under Replace as you type, click to clear the check boxes for those rules that you want to turn off.
  4. Click OK.
REFERENCES
For more information about the AutoCorrect feature in Visio, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
284231 Description of the AutoCorrect feature in Visio
auto-format auto-correct intellisense
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Article ID: 292729 - Last Review: 04/25/2007 04:12:50 - Revision: 5.1

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