Entering unique, but similar 'passwords' in the spreadsheet results in odd changes!!??

A ‘password’ similar to abc123abc (all ‘normal’) will change to abc123abc (all ‘BOLD’) and a similar password such as Abc123Abc will change to abc123abc. Note that there are similar or identical ‘passwords’ used in the same spreadsheet, which is a listing of access to numbers of sites. BHJohnston 24DEC2019

If you want something to show literally, use preformatted text (select the text and click icon showing 101010, while **edit**ing your question (without that an asterisk has a special meaning of italic, *asterisk* vs. asterisk)

Not sure what is going on, but three of those sample passwords have asterisks at the beginning and at the ends. Those do not show up in my original question!!!

Please do not use Add Answer but edit your original question to enhance the details of your question. Thanks in advance …

Problem with asterisks: uncheck Automatic *bold*, /italic/, -strikeout- and _underline_ in Tools-AutoCorrect Options…-Options tab.

Problem with replacement of words that differ only by case: uncheck AutoInput in Options.

And for cells that are expected to store passwords: don’t forget to set cell format to Text.