Software & Apps MS Office How to Enable or Disable AutoComplete in MS Word AutoComplete can be turned off in the AutoCorrect menu by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on October 31, 2019 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email The Microsoft Word AutoCorrect feature makes your work easier by automatically correcting spelling errors as you type. The AutoComplete tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box can be set to make suggestions for words as you type. While this feature doesn't make suggestions for every word, it makes suggestions when it determines you're typing a date, the name of an individual, or another entry in the AutoText list. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010. Turn the Word AutoCorrect Feature On and Off Like other automatic features in recent versions of Word, the AutoCorrect feature may be a nuisance to some users. It is turned on by default in Word, but you decide whether to leave this feature turned on. To toggle AutoComplete on and off: Go to the File tab, then select Options. In the Word Options dialog box, select Proofing. In the AutoCorrect options section, select the AutoCorrect Options button. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, select the AutoCorrect tab. Clear the check box for the function you want to disable: Correct TWo INitial CApitalsCapitalize first letter of sentencesCapitalize first letter of table cells (Not in Excel or OneNote)Capitalize names of daysCorrect accidental use of cAPS LOCK key Clear the Replace Text as You Type check box to turn AutoComplete off or select the Replace Text as You Type check box to turn AutoComplete on. Add, Change, or Remove an Entry from the AutoCorrect List Word contains a list of commonly misspelled words, and you can add custom words, change existing entries, or delete entries from the AutoCorrect list. When you add words to the AutoComplete tab, Word suggests the words as you begin to type. Go to the File tab, then select Options. In the Word Options dialog box, select Proofing. In the AutoCorrect options section, select the AutoCorrect Options button. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, go to the AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace text box, type a word or phrase that you often mistype or misspell. In the With text box, type the correct spelling of the word. Select Add. Word automatically corrects the spelling if you misspell or mistype the word as entered. Select an entry you want to change in the list and type a new entry in the With box. Select Replace to make the change. Select Yes to confirm that you want to change the entry. Select an entry you want to remove in the list, then select Delete to remove the entry. Select OK when you're done to close the AutoCorrect dialog box. Select OK to close the Word Options dialog box.