Word/Staroffice: Turning Autoformatting Off

      • I have both Word/Office 2K and Staroffice 5.something (the last free one). Is there any way to completely turn off all autoformatting for either? I have the same problem with each: they autoformat stuff that I don’t want formatted, and they do it in some strange hidden method that I can’t ever undo once it’s done, except to save the document as a ascii file and then I have to go back and re-do all the alignment, bold and italics. The help files always say how to format something, but not how to unformat it. - DougC

In Word: “Tools,” “Autocorrect,” and the “autoformat” tab. Uncheck all the boxes and click OK.