How to Autocorrect on Word: Correct Your Spelling Mistakes in a Jiffy

Turn AutoCorrect on or off in Word Go to File >, Options >, Proofing and select AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoCorrect tab, select or clear Replace text as you type.

Have you ever been in a hurry to finish your document when you realize that you’ve made a spelling mistake? Or maybe you have a habit of typing too fast that you end up with misspelled words. Microsoft Word has a solution for this problem, and it’s called Autocorrect. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to work on the Autocorrect feature.

What is Autocorrect?

Autocorrect is a handy tool that automatically corrects spelling mistakes as you type. For example, if you type “teh” instead of “the,” Word will automatically correct it to “the” as soon as you press enter. Similarly, if you accidentally type in all caps, Autocorrect will automatically make the first letter of the word lowercase.

How does Autocorrect work?

Autocorrect works by using a dictionary of common spelling mistakes and their correct spellings. When Word detects a spelling mistake, it checks the dictionary to see if there is a correction available for that word. If there is, it automatically corrects the mistake. However, if the word is not in the dictionary, Autocorrect won’t work.

Customizing Autocorrect

Now that you know how Autocorrect works let’s see how you can customize it. You can add your own words to the dictionary to make sure that they are autocorrected as well. To access the Autocorrect settings, go to “File” and then “Options.” From there, select “Proofing” and then “Autocorrect Options.”

In the Autocorrect dialog box, you can add words that you frequently misspell and their correct spelling. For example, if you frequently misspell “advantage” as “advantag,” you can add “advantag” to the list of misspelled words and add “advantage” as the correct spelling. That way, the next time you type in “advantag,” Word will automatically correct it to “advantage.”

You can also customize other settings such as capitalizing the first word of every sentence or correcting initial capitals. These settings can save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.


Autocorrect is a useful tool that can save you a lot of time and effort in correcting spelling mistakes. By customizing the Autocorrect settings, you can make sure that your frequently misspelled words are always corrected. We hope this blog post has helped you understand how to use Autocorrect on Word.


What is the shortcut key for AutoCorrect?
This means you can press Alt, T, A to select the desired menu commands. Note that these are individual key presses, you don't press all three at the same time. The Alt key selects the menus, the T key selects the Tools menu, and the A key selects the AutoCorrect Options choice on the Tools menu.
How do I turn AutoCorrect on?
Open the Settings app and go to System &, updates >, Languages and input >, Keyboards >, Gboard. ... Choose Text correction and scroll down to the Corrections section.Locate the toggle labeled Auto-correction and slide it into the On position.
How do I turn on AutoCorrect in word for Mac?
On your Mac, choose Apple menu >, System Settings, then click Keyboard in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) Go to Text Input on the right, then click Edit. Turn on “Correct spelling automatically,” then click Done.