How can I turn off the Auto Correct feature in Outlook 2011?

I was not able to find anything about that in the web.


  • Disabling all Auto Correcting in the Preferences as Buscar웃 suggested did not help.
  • is this Outlook 2011, and you are talking about two different functions. 1 is auto correct (spelling) 2 is the autocomplete the email address
    – Ruskes
    Jun 11, 2014 at 7:58
  • @Buscar웃 i have edited my post, thanks for pointing it out Jun 11, 2014 at 8:04
  • Is it the autocorrect feature from Mac OS X or built-in Outlook?
    – Rob
    Jun 11, 2014 at 8:09
  • @rob its the one from Outlook Jun 11, 2014 at 8:10

3 Answers 3


The Auto Correct (spelling) is located in the Outlook Preferences.

Open the AutoCorrect and uncheck all.

Just in case we are talking about something else:

To turn off automatic spell checking, on the Edit menu, point to Spelling and Grammar, and then clear the check mark next to Check Spelling While Typing.

  • I have disabled all of them in the Preferencess, but it continues auto correcting Jun 11, 2014 at 8:08
  • @FelixLahmer restart Outlook.
    – Rob
    Jun 11, 2014 at 8:10
  • @rob did not help, it just keeps on making Dr. to Dry. Jun 11, 2014 at 8:12
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    Make sure you uncheck all (two pages) then you need to restart Outlook for the change to take effect, or sometimes restart computer.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 11, 2014 at 8:13
  • @FelixLahmer Please disable autocorrect from Mac itself and verify if your issue is solved.
    – Rob
    Jun 11, 2014 at 8:13

Changing settings within Outlook didn't help. It appears that Apple has an overriding spell check, and when it's on, Outlook still automatically corrects words not in its dictionary, making them into embarassing spelling mistakes.

In my version of the Mac OS (10.9.4), the master switch is in: - system preferences - keyboard -text

Other versions of the Mac OS (Lion?) apparently have it in: - system preferences - Language & text - text

Thanks to answers.microsoft.com for pointing me in the right direction.

  • Wow, that is an evil setting. Oct 17, 2015 at 19:41
  • @laurelnaiad - actually it's an awesome setting which I assume is poorly implemented on microsoft's part. OSX should provide its spell check as a default, override'able via application settings.
    – aaaaaa
    Feb 25, 2016 at 16:38

There are 2 places:

  1. Outlook > Preferences > Autocorrect: uncheck Replace text as you type

  2. System Preferences > Keyboard > Text: uncheck Correct spelling automatically

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