How do I change the Autocorrect settings for Word in Office 2013?


I recently started using the Office 2013 suite and noticed some things have changed. When I typed a word that was consistently, automatically changed by Autocorrect or when I typed a word I commonly misspelled I could right-click on the word and change how Autocorrect handled it. Is there a way to add this to the menu?

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Nick Epson
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Unfortunately, Microsoft removed this from the menu to “reduce clutter” and there is no easy way to add AutoCorrect. You could make a macro and add a VB script that accesses the menu but I’m not sure of the correct syntax.


You’ll have to jump through a couple hoops this time around unless enough people complain until it makes an appearance in an update. To access AutoCorrect click File > Options > Proofing (from the menu on the left) > AutoCorrect Options... button.


Fun fact: if you’re using the Outlook application (not the on demand version) you can access AutoCorrect fairly quickly. Press [F7] to bring up the spell check the Alt+O followed by Alt+A to access AutoCorrect for Outlook. Changes made in either application will apply to both. 


Well, no. If I press F7 it does not bring up the spell check, it brings up the "Caret Browsing" option. 
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Nick seems to have answered your question. I personally hate autocorrect. It's more of a bother than it's worth, so turning it off is a good idea.

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