Turn off "Replace text as you type" in Outlook 2010

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We want to turn off the " Replace text as you type" option in Outlook 2010 and Word for all our users. I just don't know which registry key or file I should edit. For Excel and Powerpoint I have found the registry value (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\autocorrect\replacetext), for Outlook and Word I have not.

Kind regards,
Danny Quak
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Abdias Ruiz


The setting for " Replace text as you type" is stored in the following binary registry value:

REG_BINARY: WordMailACOptions

If you want to deploy a custom setting for " Replace text as you type" , set Outlook as desired on a single system, close Outlook and then distribute the above registry value.

Thank you,

Abdias Ruiz [MSFT]


Thank you Abdias,

You are correct! It is the third hex number in the REG_BINARY value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options\WordMailACOptions that turns " Replace text as you type" on or off (1 for on, 0 for off)

I made this vbscript for in our logon script

'================================================================ ' NAME: ReplaceTxtOff ' AUTHOR: Danny Quak, Wageningen UR ' DATE : 01-12-2010 ' COMMENT: Turns off " Replace text as you type" for Outlook 2010 '================================================================ Const HKCU = &H80000001 Set oShell = CreateObject(" WScript.Shell" ) Set oReg = GetObject(" Winmgmts:root\default:StdRegProv" ) OutlookAutoCorrectKey = " Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options" oReg.GetBinaryValue HKCU,OutlookAutoCorrectKey," WordMailACOptions" ,AutoCorrectBinValue If Not IsNull(AutoCorrectBinValue) Then AutoCorrectBinValue(2) = 0

'The " replace text as you type" option is the third hex number in this binary value oReg.SetBinaryValue HKCU, OutlookAutoCorrectKey, " WordMailACOptions" , AutoCorrectBinValue End If
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