Remove smart tags

To remove smart tags (action tags: Data recognized and labeled as a particular type. For example, a person's name or the name of a recent Microsoft Outlook e-mail message recipient is a type of data that can be recognized and labeled with an action tag.), you can either delete them from your documents or turn them off.

Do any of the following:

ShowRemove a single smart tag from text

  1. Move the insertion point over the text until the Smart Tag Actions button Button image appears.
  2. Click the button, and then click Remove this Smart Tag.

 Note   Word will continue to mark smart tags when you add or edit text in the document, including new instances of the smart tag that you removed.

ShowRemove all smart tags

These steps remove all smart tags, including smart tags labeled by recognizers you may no longer have and smart tags recognized in a document opened on someone else's computer. You cannot undo this action, although you can replace smart tags for which you have a smart tag recognizer installed.

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the Smart Tags tab.
  2. Click Remove Smart Tags, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.

 Note   Word removes the smart tags from your document. However, Word continues to mark new smart tags for any recognizers that are still active (those selected in the Recognizers list on the Smart Tags tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box).

ShowTip

To replace smart tags that you've removed, do the following:

  • On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, click the Smart Tags tab, select check boxes for the recognizers you want to use, and then click Recheck Document to refresh and reapply the smart tags you want to keep in your document.

ShowStop recognizing a data type or an item

In Microsoft Office Word 2003, you can turn off smart tags for data types or individual data items.

  1. Move the insertion point over the text until the Smart Tag Actions button Button image appears.
  2. Click the button, and then point to Stop Recognizing "term".
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click as smart tag name to prevent Microsoft Word from recognizing the data type.
    • Click as Smart Tag to stop recognizing the term.

 Note   When you stop recognizing a term, you delete the smart tag permanently.

ShowTurn off all smart tags

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the Smart Tags tab.
  2. Clear the Label text with smart tags check box.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003