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Excel: How to turn off auto complete

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-07-13

Generally, when you type a value in a list of a worksheet, it will auto complete while you enter the first character if it is the same as the first character of the string you have entered above as the below screenshot shows. Sometimes it is annoying when you just want to type one character such as L, and press Enter key to go to the next cell, it will auto complete with the above duplicate value. Here is an option in Excel that can stop the auto complete.
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Turn off AutoComplete

Turn off AutoComplete

Enable the workbook that you want to turn off the auto complete, and click File > Options.
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In the Excel Options window, click Advanced in the left pane, then go to the Editing options section in the right part, and uncheck Enable AutoComplete for cell values checkbox. Click OK.
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Now the au complete has been turned off. If you want to turn on it, repeat the above steps and tick the Enable AutoComplete for cell values checkbox back.
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