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Understanding AutoComplete in Excel

AutoComplete is a feature in Excel that makes it easy to enter data into cells. When you start typing in a cell, Excel will automatically complete the entry based on what you've typed so far. For example, if you type "app" into a cell, and there is an entry in the cell above that says "apple", AutoComplete will fill in the rest of the word for you.

This can be a helpful time-saving feature, but it can also be a bit annoying if you don't want Excel to automatically complete your entries. Fortunately, there is a way to turn AutoComplete off.

To turn AutoComplete off, go to the File tab and click Options. In the Options dialog box, click Advanced. Under Editing options, clear the Enable AutoComplete for cell values check box.

Now when you type into cells, Excel will no longer automatically complete your entries. If you want to turn AutoComplete back on at some point, just follow the same steps and select the Enable AutoComplete for cell values check box.

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