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Customizing AutoCorrect in Word 2007

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Word 2007’s AutoCorrect feature corrects typos and misspellings as they occur. For example, if you accidentally type “teh,” Word changes it to “the.” The feature saves you time as you’re working on your document. It also helps you eliminate errors that you might otherwise miss.

AutoCorrect is also used to apply special formatting. For example (c) is changed to the copyright symbol.

Like many of Word’s features, you can customize AutoCorrect. You may want to assign abbreviations to frequently typed names, addresses, or terminology.

To customize AutoCorrect in Word 2007, follow these steps:

1. Click the Office button

2. Select Word Options

3. Click Proofing in the left pane

4. Click the AutoCorrect Options button

5. Select the AutoCorrect tab

6. In the box labeled Replace type the abbreviation

7. In the box labeled With enter the full text

8. Click Add

9. Click OK

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