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Word 2003: AutoCorrect

Word 2003: AutoCorrect

As you’ve been typing, you may have already noticed AutoCorrect and AutoComplete in action and just not know the terminology.

The AutoCorrect feature automatically corrects common typos and misspelled words. And, this is the feature that inserts symbols. For instance, when you type “(c)”, Word will change that text to the copyright (©) symbol.

You don’t have to do anything to enable AutoCorrect – it’s turned on by default. You just get to sit back, misspell Words and let Word correct your work for you as you type.

AutoCorrect comes preloaded with a whole host of misspelled words and their corrections. But, not only can you remove items from the AutoCorrect list, you can also add your own. Plus, the text you add can be formatted.

And, the AutoCorrect list is shared among all of the Microsoft Office programs, so if you add a word to the AutoCorrect list in Word, that same word will be corrected in other Office programs.

Removing an AutoCorrect Entry
     
  1. Choose Tools from the Menu bar
     
  2.  
  3. Click AutoCorrect Options…
     
  4.  
  5. Select the AutoCorrect entry you want to remove
     
  6.  
  7. Click Delete
     
  8.  
  9. Click OK
     
Adding an AutoCorrect Entry
     
  1. Choose Tools from the Menu bar
     
  2.  
  3. Click AutoCorrect Options…
     

Figure 11. AutoCorrect Dialog Box

     
  1. Under Replace, enter a name or misspelled word
     
  2.  
  3. Under With, enter your AutoCorrect entry
     
  4.  
  5. Click Add
     
  6.  
  7. Click OK