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Microsoft Word 2007

AutoCorrect: AutoFormat

The AutoFormat tab applies formatting options in conjunction with the AutoFormat As You Type tab. This document shows you how AutoFormat can be turned on/off and how its various options affect your Word projects.

return to topAccessing the AutoFormat Tab

  1. From the OFFICE BUTTONOffice Button, click WORD OPTIONSWord Options button
    The Word Options dialog box opens
    Application Settings dialog box

  2. In the Categories pane, select Proofing

  3. In the AutoCorrect options section, click AUTOCORRECT OPTIONS...
    The AutoCorrect dialog box appears.

  4. Select the AutoFormat tab
    AutoCorrect dialog box, AutoFormat tab

  5. Select the desired options
    An option is selected and active when a checkmark appears before it.

  6. When finished, click OK
    NOTE: As with any AutoCorrect option, you can override the formatting if you wish. For more information, refer to Overriding AutoCorrect.

  7. To exit the Application Settings dialog box, click OK

return to topUnique Options on the AutoFormat Tab

Many AutoFormat tab options are identical to those found on the AutoFormat As You Type tab. The list below describes options that are unique to the AutoFormat tab.

NOTE: For information on AutoFormat tab options that are also found in the AutoFormat As You Type tab, refer to AutoCorrect: AutoFormat As You Type.

    List styles
    Applies list styles to numbered, bulleted, outlines, and other lists. It replaces any numbers or bullets that were inserted manually

    Other paragraph styles
    Applies styles other than for headings and lists (e.g., body text)

    Preserve styles
    Retains the styles you have already applied in your document

    Plain text e-mail documents
    Formats e-mail messages when they are opened

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