A good example of that is when it automatically converts a typed URL ( If I wanted to create a bulleted list, I would use the bullet button or a List Bullet style. If you’re not sure what some of the options mean, click the question mark at the top right of the window and a Help dialog box will appear.For most of the Auto Format options, the default is that they’re “on.” So I’m simply going to explain here how to turn off the ones you don’t want, whether that’s on a case-by-case basis or permanently. I’ll list how to do the same steps in Word 2003 at the end of the post (and those steps should be fairly similar for previous versions as well). Because the Auto Format is simply a step that Word has recorded behind the scenes, you really just need to Undo it, which can be done in several ways: Now we’re going to look at how you can turn off any of the Auto Format options permanently. The Office button is the round one at the top left of the window. In the Word section, click the plus sign beside “What does each option do? Now you can work in Word the way you want to—not the way it wants you to!) to people who customize each and every element of the program to their needs (guilty! However, I definitely recognize why a lot of people are frustrated by it.
Note: In Word 2003, this dialog box does not have built-in help, so you’ll have to search Word’s main help file (F1) if you need an explanation for a particular option.I'm assuming the law firm I used is not the only one that uses a date field.Should companies who have a date field in their template be doing something to their finished letter to keep the date from changing when the recipient opens it?Seems to me if you are keeping a letter, you are llikely to want to know at some point when it was written.... That is the only way I know of to be sure that what the other side sees is what I saw when I sent it.I do not - ever - send another lawyer a Word document unless I want him/her to make changes and send it back with the changes - in other words - it is a draft. What happens when I send my document to someone else? In addition, Word files can contain metadata, some of which might compromise client confidentiality or negotiation strategy.