Add or remove AutoCorrect entries in Word

Remove entries from the AutoCorrect list

  1. Go to the AutoCorrect tab.

  2. In the Replace box, type the word to remove from the list.

  3. Select the entry from the list.

  4. Select Delete.

Add entry to an AutoCorrect list

  1. Go to the AutoCorrect tab.

  2. In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you often misspell.

  3. In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word.

  4. Select Add.

For more info on the AutoCorrect tab, see AutoCorrect options.

Note: You can add multiple entries that point to the same "With" text. Just add a separate entry for each change.

The AutoCorrect list applies across all the Office programs that support the AutoCorrect feature, which means that when you add or delete a word from the list in one Office program, the other Office programs are also affected.

Remove an entry from the AutoCorrect list

  1. Click or tap in the list and type the first couple letters of the word or phrase to remove.

  2. Scroll to find and select the entry.

  3. Select the - sign.

Add an entry to the AutoCorrect list

  1. Go to the AutoCorrect tab.

  2. Select the + sign at the bottom left of the dialog and type a word or phrase that you often misspell in the Replace column.

  3. In the With column, type the correct spelling of the word.

  4. Press Enter.

Note: You can add multiple entries that point to the same "With" text. Just add a separate entry for each change.

The AutoCorrect list applies across all the Office programs that support the AutoCorrect feature, which means that when you add or delete a word from the list in one Office program, the other Office programs are also affected.

Word for the Web supports AutoCorrect, but you can't add or remove words from the AutoCorrect list. If you have Word for the desktop, Go to Editing > Open in Desktop App and follow the steps on the Windows or macOS tabs.

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