Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Word Chapter 2 Creating a Research Paper
The AutoCorrect Dialog Box
In addition to creating AutoCorrect entries for words you commonly misspell or
mistype, you can create entries for abbreviations, codes, and so on. For example, you
could create an AutoCorrect entry for asap, indicating that Word should replace this text
with the phrase, as soon as possible.
If, for some reason, you do not want Word to correct automatically as you type,
you can turn off the Replace text as you type feature by clicking the Word Options button
on the Ofﬁ ce Button menu, clicking Prooﬁ ng in the left pane of the Word Options dialog
box, clicking the AutoCorrect Options button in the right pane of the Word Options
dialog box (Figure 2–26 on the previous page), clicking the ‘Replace text as you type’
check box to remove the check mark, and then clicking the OK button in each open
The AutoCorrect sheet in the AutoCorrect dialog box (Figure 2–26) contains other
check boxes that correct capitalization errors if the check boxes are selected. If you type two
capital letters in a row, such as TH, Word makes the second letter lowercase, Th. If you
begin a sentence with a lowercase letter, Word capitalizes the ﬁ rst letter of the sentence. If
you type the name of a day in lowercase, such as tuesday, Word capitalizes the ﬁ rst letter
of the day, Tuesday. If you leave the CAPS LOCK key on and begin a new sentence, such as
aFTER, Word corrects the typing, After, and turns off the CAPS LOCK key.
Sometimes you do not want Word to AutoCorrect a particular word or phrase. For
example, you may use the code WD. in your documents. Because Word automatically
capitalizes the ﬁ rst letter of a sentence, the character you enter following the period will
be capitalized (in the previous sentence, it would capitalize the letter i in the word, in). To
allow the code WD. to be entered into a document and still leave the AutoCorrect feature
turned on, you should set an exception. To set an exception to an AutoCorrect rule, click
the Word Options button on the Ofﬁ ce Button menu, click Prooﬁ ng in the left pane of the
Word Options dialog box, click the AutoCorrect Options button in the right pane of the
Word Options dialog box, click the Exceptions button (Figure 2–26), click the appropriate
tab in the AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box, type the exception entry in the text box, click
the Add button, click the Close button in the AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box, and then
click the OK button in the remaining dialog boxes.
If you do not want to keep
a change automatically
made by Word and you
immediately notice the
you can undo the change
by clicking the Undo
button on the Quick
Access Toolbar or pressing
CTRL+Z . You also can undo
a correction through the
button, which was shown
on page WD 92.
To Enter More Text
The next step is to continue typing text in the research paper up to the location of
1 Press the ENTER key, so that you can begin typing the text in the second paragraph.
2 Type People use mobile phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices to
access text messaging, instant messaging, and picture messaging
services and then press the SPACEBAR .
Both the MLA and APA guidelines suggest the use of in-text parenthetical citations
(placed at the end of a sentence), instead of footnoting each source of material in a paper.
These parenthetical acknowledgments guide the reader to the end of the paper for complete
information about the source.