Random application of autocorrect

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Blingo-sub-3167584%5C%26quot%3B%22%20slang%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Ben-US%5C%26quot%3B%22%3ERandom%20application%20of%20autocorrect%26lt%3B%5C%2Flingo-sub%26gt%3B%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Blingo-body-3167584%5C%26quot%3B%22%20slang%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Ben-US%5C%26quot%3B%22%3E%3CP%3EOn%20Office%20365%20Word%20Version%202201%2C%20I%20have%20found%20that%20autocorrect%2Fautofill%20has%20modified%20items%20that%20I%20am%20not%20currently%20editing.%20This%20includes%20some%20that%20I%20have%20setup%20that%20take%20a%20two-letter%20entry%20to%20complete%20the%20full%20word.%26nbsp%3B%20Not%20mine%2C%20but%20an%20example%20would%20be%20typing%20%22ac%22%20to%20get%20%22AutoCorrect%22.%20Others%20I%20setup%20and%20used%20for%20years%20include%20making%20sure%20items%20are%20the%20correct%20case.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26lt%3B%5C%2FP%26gt%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIn%20both%20cases%20I%20have%20noticed%20this%2C%20Track%20Changes%20was%20on.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20expect%20these%20things%20to%20happen%20when%20I%20am%20entering%20or%20editing%20words%20o%2C%20but%20not%20on%20other%20parts%20of%20the%20document%20I%20haven't%20edited.%26nbsp%3B%20There%20seems%20to%20be%20a%20trigger%20that%20suddenly%20runs%20all%20of%20them%2C%20and%20the%20rule%20above%20will%20change%20every%20%22AC%22%20combination%20in%20the%20document%20to%26nbsp%3B%22AutoCorrect%22.%26nbsp%3B%20If%20I%20see%20it%20and%20catch%20it%2C%20ctrl-z%20undoes%20it.%26lt%3B%5C%2FP%26gt%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThis%20is%20how%20I%20usually%20work%20with%20documents%2C%20so%20something%20must%20have%20changed%20recently.%20Any%20thoughts%3F%26lt%3B%5C%2FP%26gt%3B%26lt%3B%5C%2Flingo-body%26gt%3B%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Blingo-labs-3167584%5C%26quot%3B%22%20slang%3D%22%5C%26quot%3Ben-US%5C%26quot%3B%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EOffice%20365%26lt%3B%5C%2Flingo-label%26gt%3B%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EOffice%20Apps%26lt%3B%5C%2Flingo-label%26gt%3B%26lt%3B%5C%2Flingo-labs%26gt%3B%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E
Occasional Visitor

On Office 365 Word Version 2201, I have found that autocorrect/autofill has modified items that I am not currently editing. This includes some that I have setup that take a two-letter entry to complete the full word.  Not mine, but an example would be typing "ac" to get "AutoCorrect". Others I setup and used for years include making sure items are the correct case.  

In both cases I have noticed this, Track Changes was on.  I expect these things to happen when I am entering or editing words o, but not on other parts of the document I haven't edited.  There seems to be a trigger that suddenly runs all of them, and the rule above will change every "AC" combination in the document to "AutoCorrect".  If I see it and catch it, ctrl-z undoes it.

This is how I usually work with documents, so something must have changed recently. Any thoughts?

0 Replies