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Outlook: How to show autocomplete suggestions when typing

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-09-16

In Outlook, there is an option that can show autocomplete suggestions when you edit in the message body if checked. Supposing when you type ”welcome”, the “to the” will be auto-followed, see screenshot:
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Note: The method provided in the tutorial are operated in Outlook 365, if you are in other versions, there may be some differences in steps.

Show autocomplete suggestions

Show autocomplete suggestions


1. Click File > Options to enable the Options window, then click Mail in the left pane of the Options window, and click Editor Options in the right section.
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2. In the Editor Options window, click Advanced tab, then go to the right section to tick Show AutoComplete suggestions checkbox. Click OK > OK to close windows.
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Now when you type some common fixed phrases, the bottom half of the phrase you type will be auto-shown when you type the top half, and press Tab key to fill it.
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