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Word - Auto Correction

The AutoCorrect feature automatically corrects common typographical errors when you make them. Let us learn how to use auto correction option available Microsoft Word 2010 to correct the spelling automatically as you type the words in your documents.

Setting AutoCorrect:

Following are the simple steps to enable AutoCorrect feature in your Microsoft Word.

Step (1): Click the File tab, click Options, and then click Proofing option available in the left most column, it will display Word Options dialog box.

Word Auto Correction

Step (2): Click the AutoCrrect Options button which will display AutoCorrect dialog box and then click AutoCorrect tab. Now you have to make sure all the options are enabled specially Replace Text as you type option, if any of the options needs to be turned off then be careful before turning it off. If you are beginner then I'm sure you would not need to turn it off.

Word Auto Correction

Step (3): Select from among the following options, depending on your preferences.

SNOption and Description
1Show AutoCorrect Options Buttons
This option will be used to display a small blue button or bar beneath text that was automatically corrected. Click this button to see a menu, where you can undo the correction or set AutoCorrect options.
2Correct TWo INitial CApitals
This option changes the second letter in a pair of capital letters to lowercase.
3Capitalize first letter of sentences
This option capitalizes the first letter following the end of a sentence.
4Capitalize first letter of table cells
This option will be used to capitalize the first letter of a word in a table cell.
5Capitalize names of days
This option will be used to capitalize the names of the days of the week.
6Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key
This option will be used to correct capitalization errors that occur when you type with the CAPS LOCK key depressed and turns off this key.
5Replace text as you type
This option replaces typographical errors with the correct words as shown in the list beneath it.
7Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker
This option tells Word to replace spelling errors with words from the dictionary as you type.

Although Word comes preconfigured with hundreds of AutoCorrect entries, you can also manually add entries using following dialog box and use Replace and With text boxes to add more entries. I added an entry for Markiting which should be replaced with Marketing. You can use Add button to add multiple entries.

Step (4): Finally click OK to close the AutoCorrect Options dialog box and again click OK to close the Word Options dialog box. Now try to type Markiting and as soon as you type this word, Microsoft Word auto correct it with correct word Marketing word.