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MS Word 2007 AutoCorrect Feature – Part 2

Intro

What is the AutoCorrect feature?
You can use the AutoCorrect feature to insert symbols, other pieces of text, and correct misspelled words.

In the post MS Word 2007 – AutoText(AutoCorrect) we had a look how to modify the AutoCorrect list by creating your own entries: Insert symbols and other pieces of text.

The AutoCorrect List:

  1. Click on the Office Button. (Office Logo in top left corner on the Title Bar.)
  2. Click on the Word Options Command Button.
  3. Select Proofing in the left pane.
  4. Word Option - Proofing

  5. Click on the AutoCorrect Options… Command Button.

Note: You can also access it by using the steps mentioned in the above mentioned post.

If you scroll down a bit in the list you will see that there is actually words. E.g. if you type acn Word should change it to can. This is what I will classify as AutoCorrect. It is a misspelled word that automatically gets corrected as per the list.
AutoCorrect Options

AutoText
In my oponion AutoText is when you type a certain combination of words it will insert the symbol or the text phrase as specified in the AutoCorrect List.

Conclusion

The AutoText feature is called AutoCorrect feature. Although we can debate the differences between AutoText and AutoCorrect, that is the way the program works. Hope this clear up the confusion.
Remember:
You can use the AutoCorrect feature to insert symbols, other pieces of text, and correct misspelled words.

6 May 2009 - Posted by | Microsoft Office Word 2007 | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the follow up post – very helpful!

    Comment by Autotext Software Expert | 6 May 2009 | Reply

    • You are welcome. Any other questions?

      Comment by zellis | 6 May 2009 | Reply


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