Enabling OpenType Ligatures in Word 2010

Microsoft has added support for OpenType ligatures in Microsoft Word 2010 (Word 14).

To enable OpenType ligatures:

  1. right-click on some text
  2. select Font
  3. select the Advanced tab
  4. select Standard Only from the Ligatures combo box. (This will enable standard ligatures, such as fi and ffi.)

You can also select from a number of other sets of ligatures if you have the appropriate fonts installed. As well as stylistic sets, number forms, and change up the number spacing.

You may disable these OpenType features entirely by:

  1. open Word Options
  2. select the Advanced tab
  3. check Disable OpenType Font Formatting Features under the Layout Options that are right at the bottom.