How to Turn Off Suggest Contacts in Comments in Google Slides or Google Docs

Turn Off Suggest Contacts in Comments in Google Slides or Google Docs

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s begin.

Turn Off Suggest Contacts in Comments in Google Slides or Google Docs

In Google Slides or Google Docs, the “Suggest contacts in comments” feature is enabled by default.

This feature is the reason you see the contact suggestions while typing comments.

If you’re not a fan, then you can turn it off.

I’m using Windows 10 PC and Google Slides. But the steps are the same for Google Docs.

Here are the steps:

Go to Google Slides.

Open the presentation.

Hit Tools > Preferences.

In the “General” tab, you see the “Suggest contacts in comments” option. Deselect it.

Hit “OK” button.

Note: Typing + or @ will bring contact suggestions even though you turned off the feature we discussed above.

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Turn Off Smart Quotes in Google Docs or Google Slides

Here, we’ll see the steps to turn off smart quotes in Google Docs or Google Slides, which is enabled by default.

I’m using Windows 10 PC and Google Docs. But the steps are the same for the Google Slides.

Let’s see the steps.

Go to Google Docs.

Open the document.

Hit Tools > Preferences.

In the “General” tab, you see “Use smart quotes” option. Deselect it.

Hit “OK” button.

Note: To turn on, follow the above steps, but instead of unselecting, select.

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Automatically Detect Lists, Show Link Details, and More

Go to Google Docs or Google Slides.

Open the document or presentation.

Hit Tools > Preferences.

The following are the options in the “Preferences” pop-up. Remember, the following 4 and 5 aren’t available for Google Slides.

Automatically capitalize words – This option automatically capitalizes the first word in each sentence.

Automatically detect link – This option will automatically detect the links. For instance, if you paste a URL in the document, Google Docs or Google Slides will detect that as a link.

Automatically detect lists – This one will detect lists automatically. For instance, if you type 1, and then hit the “Space bar” key, then the Google Docs or Google Slides will detect it as a list.

Automatically correct spelling – This option will correct the spelling mistakes automatically. For instance, if you enter talkng, Google Docs will correct it as talking.

Suggest action items – To turn on or off action item suggestions.

Show link details – This option displays the details about the link. For example, a link has the URL technologyhint.com. If you click that link, then you’ll see the favicon, title, URL, and meta description of the Technology Hint.

Substitutions 

In the “Preferences” tab of Google Docs and Google Slides, you see the “Substitutions” tab.

What this one is for is, as the name implies, substitute the words in the document automatically.

Let’s see how to use this feature.

Go to the “Substitutions” tab.

You see “Automatic substitution.” If you don’t want the “Substitutions” feature, then turn it off. Hit the “OK” button at the bottom to save the change.

You also see a field beneath both the “Replace” and “With.”

Let’s see this with an instance.

I want Google Docs to automatically replace the “see” with “view.”

Here, I’ve to input see in the field beneath “Replace.”

And I’ve to enter the view in the field underneath “With.” Also, I’ve to hit the “OK” button to save the change.

That’s all. From now on, if I enter see in the Google Docs document, it’ll be automatically replaced with view.

If you want to remove substitutions, then follow the below steps:

Go to the “Substitutions” tab.

Hit “X” beside all the ones you want to remove.

Click the “OK” button.

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