How to Automatically Fix Typos in MS Word (and insert currency symbols)

You can automatically correct typos, misspelled words, and incorrect capitalization using the AutoCorrect feature in Word.

For example, if you incorrectly type erport, AutoCorrect will replace what you have typed with “report.”

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

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).

Note: Text included in hyperlinks is not automatically corrected.

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How to Automatically Fix Typos in MS Word

To autocorrect your Word Documents, follow these steps:

  1. Click Info, Options.
  2. Click Proofing, then AutoCorrect Options.
  3. In the Replace test as you type box, type a word or phrase that you often mistype or misspell – for example, type Micorsoft.
  4. In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word – for example, type Microsoft.
  5. Click OK.

Note: These settings ONLY work with the language you have selected in MS Word. In other words, if you add this autocorrect to your UK English dictionary, it will not appear if you start writing a document that uses US English.

MS Word assigns the autocorrect entries to each respective language setting.