How To Write Documents Faster in Microsoft Word

If you’re like me, you’re looking for ways to write your documents faster, get emails out of your inbox, and get your ezine newsletter online so you can go home and beat the traffic. There’s a lot of hidden secrets in Microsoft Word, here is one of the best.

AutoCorrect makes bad typists look good

I’m a terrible typist so I rely on autocorrect a lot. More than I should!

You can use the AutoCorrect feature in Microsoft Word to automatically detect and fix:

  • Typos
  • Misspelled words
  • Incorrect capitalization


You can also teach it to add in a block of text.

So, instead of typing,

‘To use this screen, follow these steps’

for example,type ‘’fts’

and it automatically types

‘To use this screen, follow these steps’

for you

Give me another example!

I always type moeny instead of money.

To save me time fixing this by hand, Autocorrect does it automatically. When I type in a mistake it knows how to enter the correct word.

For example, if you type erport plus a space, then AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with “report.”

Or if you type ‘Teh Executrie summary states‘ with a space, AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with “The Executive Summary states.”

Note: Text included in hyperlinks is not automatically corrected.

To autocorrect your Word Documents, follow these steps:

1.  On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.

2.  In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you often mistype or misspell – for example, type Micorsoft.

3.  In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word – for example, type Microsoft.

4. Click Add.

You can also use AutoCorrect to quickly insert symbols that are included in the built-in list of AutoCorrect entries. For example, type (c) to insert (c).

What’s your favorite hidden feature Microsoft Word?

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