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Correcting Errors as You Type
As you type, AutoCorrect changes the lowercase “i” at the beginning of the
sentence to uppercase. It also changes “teh” to “the” and “shedule” to “schedule.”
The spelling checker marks the spelling error “disuss” and the second “few” with
wavy red lines. You will correct these errors after you finish typing the rest of the
3. Press the spacebar and then type the following sentence, including the errors: ,
I are looking forward too having lunch with you next week. The word “too”
is underlined in a wavy blue line, indicating a word that is spelled correctly but
used incorrectly. The sentence also contains a grammatical error, but Word won’t
identify it until you press the Enter key to begin a new paragraph.
4. Press the Enter key to begin a new paragraph. As shown in Figure 1-7, a wavy
green underline appears below “are,” indicating a grammatical error.
Figure 1-7
Spelling and grammatical errors marked in the document
changed “teh” to
“the” and “shedule”
to “schedule”
spelling error
duplicate word
AutoCorr ect
changed fro m lower
case “i” to upper
case “I”
contextual spelling
grammatical error
To correct an error marked by either the spelling or grammar checker, you can
rightclick the error, and then select the correct replacement on the shortcut menu. If you
don’t see the correct word on the shortcut menu, you can click anywhere in the
document to close the menu, and then type the correction yourself. If you know the correct
spelling of a word marked as an error, you can bypass the shortcut menu, and simply
delete the error and type a correction. You’ll try both methods next.
To correct the spelling and grammar errors:
1. Right-click disuss to display the shortcut menu shown in Figure 1-8. The Mini
toolbar also appears, providing easy access to some of the most commonly used
options on the Home tab for the object you’ve right-clicked.
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