Add, edit, or turn off automatic corrections

You can use the AutoCorrect feature to correct typos and misspelled words, as well as to insert symbols and other pieces of text. AutoCorrect is set up by default with a list of typical misspellings and symbols, but you can modify the list that AutoCorrect uses.

Turn on AutoCorrect

AutoCorrect is turned on by default in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Make sure that the Replace text as you type check box is selected.

Add words that you commonly misspell to the AutoCorrect list

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Make sure that the Replace text as you type check box is selected.

  3. In the Replace box, type the word that you often mistype or misspell — for example, apline.

  4. In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word — for example, alpine.

  5. Click Add.

    Tip: To speed up typing, you can save a passage of text as an AutoCorrect entry, and then insert the text later by typing only a few characters. For example, you can create an AutoText entry that inserts "Blue Yonder Airlines" in your document whenever you type bya.

Turn off AutoCorrect

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.

  2. Clear the Replace text as you type check box.

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