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Word AutoCorrect

How to Use AutoCorrect in Word

Word AutoCorrect

AutoCorrect is a feature that automatically corrects commonly misspelled words and replaces certain symbols and abbreviations with specific text. As you type, instead of being highlighted as misspelled, words in the AutoCorrect list will automatically be replaced with the correct spelling.

Add New AutoCorrect Entries

You can customize AutoCorrect by adding new words to the list of replacements.

  1. Click the File tab.
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  2. Select Options.
    Add New AutoCorrect Entries
  3. Click the Proofing tab.
  4. Click the AutoCorrect Options button.
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  5. The AutoCorrect options window opens.

    At the top, there are a few options for fixing capitalization errors that can be turned on or off.

    At the bottom is the AutoCorrect word list. When text from the left column is typed, it will be automatically replaced with the text from the right column.

  6. Enter text in the Replace field.
  7. When you type this text, AutoCorrect will trigger and this word will be replaced.

  8. Enter text in the With field.
  9. This text is what will replace the previous field when AutoCorrect is triggered.

  10. Click Add.
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  11. The AutoCorrect entry is created.

    You could also delete entries here by selecting an entry and clicking Delete. You can disable AutoCorrect entirely by clearing the Replace text as you type check box.

  12. Click OK to close the AutoCorrect dialog box.
  13. Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box.
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The AutoCorrect entry is created, and will be automatically inserted from now on.