In microsoft.public.word.docmanagement, someone complained that Word 2007 offers to autocomplete days, months, and dates. Someone responded by posting the following URL, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100997751033.aspx, which explains that it’s Word’s AutoComplete feature, and cannot be turned off. That would be fine–if it were actually true.
As it turns out, there actually is a way to turn this off in Word 2007, the statement to the contrary in that article notwithstanding. If you run the following macro, date AutoComplete should no longer occur:
Application.DisplayAutoCompleteTips = False
Or, if you prefer a toggle, replace False with Not(Application.DisplayAutoCompleteTips).
The problem was that AutoText autocomplete was causing problems in the Office 2007 beta because of the way Building Blocks were implemented. So, autocomplete for AutoText was removed. In Word 2003 and earlier, the autocomplete checkbox control both dates AND AutoText. In Word 2007, they disabled autocomplete for AutoText, but left it enabled for Dates.
At the same time they removed the checkbox from the interface, they nonetheless left the command in the object model. Hence, you can use this command to turn off the parts of autocomplete that were NOT removed.