AutoFormat As You Type

Microsoft Word 2010

AutoFormat As You Type  rules will automatically apply certain types of formatting to your document. Some of these settings can be quite convenient such as changing typed fractions with fraction characters and applying superscript to ordinals (4th, 5th, etc.) Other AutoFormatting may be confusing and/or unwanted such as automatically bulleting or numbering lists. To customize the AutoFormat As You Type rules:

  1. Click on File in the ribbon bar, then on Options.
  2. Click on Proofing.
  3. Click on the AutoCorrect Options button then select the AutoFormat As You Type tab. The following window is displayed:
  4. Select or deselect options as desired. 

If you do not want Word to automatically bullet or number lists, remove those options under the Apply as you type area of this window.

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