How to Use and Customize AutoCorrect in Word 2007 - dummies

How to Use and Customize AutoCorrect in Word 2007

By Dan Gookin

Enable autocorrection in Word 2007 to help prevent spelling and grammar errors that you define or allow. Using AutoCorrect in Word 2007 can also be helpful for proofing a document for jargon, technical terms, or unique name spellings or when creating symbols (such as a copyright or trademark symbol).

Beyond spelling, use AutoCorrect to fix common errors, such as automatically capitalizing the first letter of a sentence or names of days, or correcting an iNVERSE cAPS lOCK pROBLEM and other typos.

  1. Click the Office button.


    Start here to head toward enabling AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the Word Options button at the bottom right.


    Open Word Options.

  3. In the Word Options window that opens, click the Proofing option (left column).


    Open Proofing setting.

  4. Click the AutoCorrect Options button (upper right.)


    Enable autocorrection here.

  5. On the AutoCorrect tab, mark the check boxes of those items you want Word to autocorrect for you.


    • Correct TWo INitial CApitals

    • Capitalize First Letter of Sentences

    • Capitalize First Letter of Table Cells

    • Capitalize Names of Days

    • Correct Accidental Usage of cAPS LOCK Key

    • Replace Text As You Type

      Type what you want auto-replaced (for example, theatre) in the Replace field and then your replacement choice (theater) in the With field. From this list, you can also choose from many preset symbols and words.

  6. Click OK to exit AutoCorrect; then click OK to exit Word Options.

  7. To add an entry to AutoCorrect without going through Word Options, right-click any word you want added to AutoCorrect.

  8. From the contextual menu that appears, choose AutoCorrect.


  9. From the list that opens, click the spelling you want.

    The misspelling is corrected in the document and also added to AutoCorrect.