Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting AutoCorrect Options
Getting Things Right
• Capitalize first letter of table cells. This setting helps you format tables
• Capitalize names of days. This setting does what it says, properly capitalizing
the names of the days of the week.
• Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key. When you’ve got Caps Lock on,
it turns normal capitalization backwards: Caps Lock makes all the letters you
type capital letters (unless you hit the Shift key, which makes letters lowercase).
When you hit the Caps Lock key by mistake, it makes your writing look like
you’re shouting. This AutoCorrect option fixes the problem and turns off Caps
Lock. (If you want to shout, you can always hit the Caps Lock key again.)
• Replace text as you type. Turning off this checkbox suspends AutoCorrect. If
it’s off and you want to correct a misspelled word, for example, you have to use
the spelling checker or a good old-fashioned sharp eye. With this checkbox on,
you can add new corrections to AutoCorrect (as explained later in this section).
• Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker. This option uses
Word’s dictionary to correct common spelling errors automatically. (If you turn
it off, Word autocorrects only those spellings that are in its AutoCorrect list.)
Word comes with all these AutoCorrect options
turned on, but you can pick and choose the ones
you want. For any of these options you don’t
want Word to correct automatically, turn off the
checkbox. Add custom corrections in the “Replace
text as you type” section—put the typo you want
corrected in the Replace text box and its
correction in the With text box.