Need Outlook VBA macro that turns off autocorrect option

Posted on 2014-09-22
Last Modified: 2014-09-22
Hi, I am searching for an Outlook VBA macro that turns off the Outlook Autocorrect option:  File, Options, Mail, Spelling and Autocorrect, Autocorrect Options, Replace Text As You Type checkbox.  Can someone out there help me?
Question by:mariej
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What version of outlook and can it be a registry key instead?

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Outlook 2010, and hmmm, yes, and then I could do a VBA macro that runs registry key every time Outlook is opened.
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choward16980 earned 500 total points
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I would change the autocorrect settings to the way you want it and then export the following registry key:

Got it from here:

Someone also posted a bunch of tweak keys to the autocorrect functionality, if it's a certain piece of it that's driving you insane.
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Wonderful.  Thanks SO MUCH!

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ID: 40337762
Well, I need it for Outlook.  Do you have a registry setting for that too?

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Saw the reference to Outlook on the link.  Thanks again!
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Yeah, essentially Outlook is built off of Word.

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