Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding common misspellings to AutoCorrect
set AutoCorrect options
1 Click File to display the Backstage view and then click Options.
2 Click Proofing and then click AutoCorrect Options.
3 Select or clear the check boxes in the top half of the dialog box to
set how AutoCorrect should treat capitalization errors.
4 If you don’t want AutoCorrect to use suggestions from the main
spelling dictionary, clear this check box.
5 Click Exceptions if you want to specify situations that AutoCorrect
should ignore.
6 If you want to prevent AutoCorrect from capitalizing a word that
you type after a specific abbreviation, on the First Letter tab in the
AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box, type the abbreviation in the
Don’t Capitalize After box and then click Add.
7 If you want to prevent AutoCorrect from correcting a word that
contains mixed uppercase and lowercase letters, on the Initial Caps
tab in the AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box, type the word in the
Don’t Correct text box and then click Add.
TIP If you leave the check box selected for Show AutoCorrect
Options Buttons, you can point to the beginning of text that
AutoCorrect replaced. Word displays a small AutoCorrect Options
button. Click that button to display options for reversing the replace-
ment. Alternatively, click the Undo button or press Ctrl+Z.
TIP You can select an entry in the AutoCorrect Options dialog
box and click Delete to remove the entry from the list.
TIP Keep the Automatically Add Words To List option
selected. When you edit a document and you click Undo (or
press Ctrl+Z) to remove an unwanted AutoCorrect change, Word adds
the unwanted change to the exceptions list.
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