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Stop auto-selection of text in Office 2013

In Outlook I found something very frustrating, when you select part of a sentence or word, it tries to 'help' by selecting the rest of the word. This isn't always that handy, for example when you're trying to copy something within brackets. I finally found the solution, thanks to Electroscribe_2014 on this thread . As ever, I'm recording it here for future reference in case the source gets edited/lost. So, to stop automatic/smart selection of your text in Outlook 2013, take these steps: In the  File  menu, choose  Options . Click  Mail . Click  Editor Options . Click  Advanced . Clear the checkbox next to  When selecting, automatically select entire word .