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    When I type I'm in Word and then a space, I end up with I'because...

    I have Word 2007 and whenever I type "I'm" in a document, when I type the space after it, it changes to "I'because". Then yesterday I was typing a sentence and typed a space and then a hyphen after the first part of the sentence and then a space (after which the hyphen is changed automatically by Word to an en dash) and then the letter m and then a space - and the m changed to because!

    I have been unable to figure out how to fix this. I have checked the AutoCorrect listings and my custom dictionaries for I'm, because, etc, and nothing shows up.

    This never happened in Word 2003.

    I can't use Word 2010 because the Acrobat add-in (which I have a very specific need for in my business) will not work for Acrobat versions 9 or earlier and Adobe refuses to update the add-in to Word for those earlier versions. I have Acrobat version 8 and cannot afford to upgrade to 10 or X or whatever dumb naming scheme they've come up with for the latest Acrobat version.

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    Hi raymerriam,

    I think it's safe to say that most people don't have this issue with Word 2007. However, it does seem as though something is going on with your Word 2007.

    You mentioned checking AutoCorrect but the situation you describe certainly seems to have all the earmarks of being an AutoCorrect issue. Have you looked for just the single letter "m"?

    Kim

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    Try turning replace as you type off by unchecking it in autocorrect options:
    Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

    In the Word Options dialog box, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.

    Uncheck the replace as you type.

    If the problem disappears, you know for sure its in one of the auto correct list items.

    Jerry

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    When such a change is added by auto correct, immediately clicking the undo button will remove it and leave just the changes you added. Maybe try that and if it fixes it, you will Word's auto-correct feature is the culprit.

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