How To Turn Off Suggestions On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn off suggestions on Google Docs.

How To Turn Off Suggestions On Google Docs

Google Docs offers a number of features to help you write and edit your documents. One of those features is the spelling and grammar suggestions, which can be used to suggest changes to your document. The suggestion tool can be helpful in some situations, however, it can also be a bother if you keep seeing suggestions when writing.

Google Docs also includes features such as automatic capitalization and spelling correction which you may want to deactivate depending on your use case.

In this guide, we will show you how to turn off suggestions on Google Docs. We will also explain how to adjust Google Docs preferences to prevent automatic editing of user input.

How to Toggle Off Suggestions in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to toggle off suggestions in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open a blank document in Google Docs.

Step 2

In the Tools menu, select the Preferences option.

Step 3

In the Preferences pop-up dialog box, click on the General tab. You will see a list of options that you can toggle on and off. Some of these options automatically replace the user’s input like ‘Automatically correct spelling’ and ‘Automatically capitalize words’.

Uncheck these options to stop Google Docs from automatically replacing user input. Click on OK to proceed.

Step 4

You can also turn off spelling and grammar suggestions in Google Docs. You can find these options under Tools > Spelling and grammar > Show spelling/grammar suggestions.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to turn off suggestions on Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!