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    autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    One or another of the more recent Office Updates seems to have eliminated one of my favorite features in Word XP: the ability to type any kind of closing parenthesis, bracket, curly bracket and have the application automatically insert the correct one depending on the kind of opening one you started with: (,[,{
    Is this feature really gone, or is it just hidden somewhere arcane?

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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    You get the same reply from me as you got from Charles Kenyon in the newsgroups (clicky): I haven't seen this feature in any version of Word I have used (6, 95, 97, 2002/XP)

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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    Howdy
    Go to Tools|AutoCorrect|AutoFormat As You Type and check Match Opening and Closing Parentheses under Automatically As You Type.
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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    I wonder if you have a special version of Word or an add-in, or maybe this is some grammar-related thing I've suppressed? I don't have that option.
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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    Interesting. It's not in my version of Word (currently 2002/XP). I just checked and double checked to make sure (I admit it seems a logical feature to have) and I can't remember having seen it before... <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    thanks for the various responses. Evidently it's a capricious appearing/disappearing Word feature. I've posted this query in several places, hoping someone will have an answer...
    Kay's post informs me that I am not hallucinating this feature (or is it a bug?)
    Help|About Microsoft Word tells me that I am using Word 2002 (10.6612.6626)SP3
    I wonder what Kay's version's numbers are
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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Hola
    I am running Word 2002 (10.6612.6626)SP3. At first I thought may have something to do with Proofing Tools, but perhaps it could be the attached link....

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;Product=wd2002

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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    I don't have the option on my home PC, and I am quite certain that no policies have been set there - I am the only user.

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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    Perhaps it is related to Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools which is an addin http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;285133 .
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    Re: autocorrect|autoformat as you type|parentheses (XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 09-Jun-04 12:50. )</P>For $80, I guess I'm not that curious! But it's very interesting to know that the dialog and the AutoFormat As You Type feature is extensible. Hmmm... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Added: Oh, here is that price information.

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