Want to Stop Selecting Entire Words when editing Outlook 2013 messages.

In  Outlook 2003 and 2007, there was an option available, "When Selecting Text, Automatically Select Entire Word,"
It was under Tools, Options, and we could turn that wonderful "feature" off.

In Outlook 2013, after clicking File, Options, I cannot find where I can disable automatically selecting the entire word, and I desparately want to do just that.

Where would I look?

Thank you


Solved the problem!


  1. In the File menu, choose Options.
  2. Click Mail.
  3. Click Editor Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Clear the checkbox next to When selecting, automatically select entire word.

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Last updated July 25, 2020 Views 5,843 Applies to: