How to turn off ordinals with superscript in Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 has a feature that automatically replaces ordinals with superscript. But if you do not want this feature then you can turn off using the option provided as part of AutoCorrect settings.

Example of ordinals with superscript

1st displayed 1st

2nd displayed as 2nd

Disable ordinals with superscript

Click the File menu then options link. In the Word Options window, navigate to Proofing section and click the AutoCorrect Options button.

Word Options Word 2010

Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab in AutoCorrect window and navigate to Replace as you type section. Now to disable ordinals with superscript feature, un mark the check box with label as Ordinals (1st) with superscript and then click Ok button to confirm and save the changes.

Ordinals with superscript

In Category: Office 2010, Word 2010

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  • Tiffany October 28, 2012, 11:08 pm

    I have superscript turned off but Word keeps automatically doing it anyway. Is there a fix for this?

  • Richard November 13, 2014, 1:47 am

    See AutoCorrect under Proofing. Then, see “AutoFormat As You Type” to change Ordinals AND see “AutoFormat” to change Ordinals. You may have to make your selection in BOTH places.

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