Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to Stop Auto-Correcting Ordinal Numbers in MS Word

Depending on your configuration, Microsoft Word 2003 may automatically change keyed-in ordinal numbers such as 1st and 2nd with superscripted counterparts.This post provide microsoft word support to stop auto correct Ordinal Numbers

To toggle this behavior:

1. Select "Tools" - "AutoCorrect Options".

2. When the "AutoCorrect" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "AutoFormat" tab.

3. Check or uncheck "Ordinals (1st) with superscript" as desired.

4. Click the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab and repeat the above step.

5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.


This post describes how to stop auto correcting ordinal numbers in MS Word. All the steps are given in details here. You just need to follow these steps. The basic idea behind this post is very simple so I don't find any difficulty in understanding it.
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