Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Controlling AutoCorrect Changes
Figure 10-11 After AutoCorrect makes a change, you can click the options to change or undo it.
Click the AutoCorrect Options button, and then click the Undo or Change option to revert
to the previously typed data in the single instance only (you can also press Ctrl+Z or Undo
to obtain the same result). Use the Stop option to always prevent the change, or click
Control AutoCorrect Options to display the AutoCorrect dialog box. Note that the text of the
Undo and Stop options varies depending on the correction made.
Adding AutoCorrect Entries
You can add new AutoCorrect entries three ways:
• If you find a misspelled word that is not automatically corrected and Word provides
a list of suggestions for the spelling error, you can easily add the misspelled word as
an AutoCorrect entry at the same time that you correct the misspelled word in your
• If you are using the Check Spelling As You Type feature, after you right-click the
misspelled word to view suggestions, use the AutoCorrect menu and select the correct
word to both add the entry to AutoCorrect and correct the spelling error in your
• If you are using the Spelling And Grammar dialog box, select the correct suggestion
on the Suggestion list and then click the AutoCorrect button that displays for spelling
AutoCorrect entries are case sensitive. For example, if your misspelled word starts with
a capital letter, then the only time that AutoCorrect makes the correction is when it is
typed in the exact same case as the AutoCorrect entry. To avoid this situation, use the
AutoCorrect dialog box to add your entry as described in the following section.