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QHowAThiscan I stop Microsoft Word from changing my text?
topic never goes away. Even the new Microsoft Office 2007 — otherwise a big improvement over earlier versions — is as bossy as ever when you write in Word.
You can regulate this behavior, but the way to do so depends on the version of Word you run. In Word 2003 and most older releases, go to the Tools menu and select “AutoCorrect Options.” In Word 2007, click the round Office button at the top-left corner, click the “Word Options” button, select the Proofing category and click the “AutoCorrect Options” button.
Under the AutoCorrect Options window’s “AutoCorrect” tab, click the check-boxes next to such commands as “Correct TWo INitial CApitals” and “Capitalize First Letter of Sentences” to stop Word from making these fixes on its own. Select the “AutoFormat As You Type” tab to control how Word makes formatting changes, such as inserting bullet symbols in a list or turning typed fractions into symbols (1/2 into ½). How can I tell if a Web site offers a version I can use on my phone?
Sometimes, just visiting its home page in a phone’s browser will send you to a version designed for mobile browsing (as is the case at washingtonpost. com).
But not all sites work that way. Some don’t even bother to announce their mobile versions on their home pages.
Instead, try this: On your phone, type the site’s domain name, followed by a slash and “mobile”; if that doesn’t work, type “mobile” before the name. For instance, a phone version of the Orbitz travel site is at orbitz.com/mobile, while ESPN’s is at mobile.espn.com.
Still can’t find a wireless edition of a site? Search for its name and “mobile” in the mobile sites of Google or Ask.com, at m.google. com and m.ask.com. If no mobile version of a site exists, those search engines will reformat a full-sized page for phone viewing.