The only option from within Word is to go insert->autotext->autotext. On the opening tab (AutoText), uncheck the "Show AutoComplete Suggestions" box. This will disable the suggestion of today's date, as well as openings and closings. However, this will not disable all features of autocomplete...it will still automatically fix spelling mistakes (such as awya and availalbe) and formatting (such as 1/2 and (R)). Basically, it will only disable the features found on the opening tab, none of the others. However, it may be more convenient to just ignore the date suggestions in order to maintain the few features you will loose.
Hope this helps,
My frustration is with a mystery within the AutoText AutoComplete feature in Word XP. When I type a date, in particular July 2005, an AutoComplete screen tip appears offering to change the style of the date I?ve just entered. I don?t want that to happen.
I could totally disable the AutoComplete feature as a shotgun solution. I?d rather just delete the entry that causes the date option to be offered on the screen tip prompt. I?ve gone through the list of choices in AutoComplete, deleting all those that say ?date? anywhere. Still keeps popping up no matter what. Does anyone know how to disable just this date style thing? Thanks. Alan.