Is it possible to enable Allow Fill-in option for Lookup type columns, like Choice type columns.

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As far as I know, there is no such functionality out of the box.

Overver, there is a codeplex solution that implements that. SharePoint 2010 Autocomplete Lookup Field (made by the user Nadeem Yousuf) - it implements a custom field type that adds autocomplete functionality to the lookup. You can have a look at it.

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    Glad to see people taking notice of one of my custom solutions. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:13

You can do it with Managed Metadata columns if the term set is defined as Open, and you set it on the column.

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