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Article ID: 270582 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.1

 
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SUMMARY

You can use the AutoCorrect feature in Microsoft Works Word Processor to automatically detect and correct typos, misspelled words, grammatical errors, and incorrect capitalization. For example, if you type "teh" plus a space, AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with "the". You can also use AutoCorrect to quickly insert text, graphics, or symbols. For example, type (c) to insert the copyright symbol.

This article describes how to turn on the AutoCorrect feature and how to modify it to meet your specific writing needs.

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To turn on the AutoCorrect feature, follow these steps:
  1. Start Works Word Processor.
  2. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.
  3. Click to select the Turn AutoCorrect on to replace text as you type check box, and then click OK.
On the Options tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box, you have the options to:
  • Replace Straight quotes (") with smart quotes.
  • Place a superscript on an ordinal: 1st, 2nd.
  • Use fraction symbols.
  • Use special characters.
  • Automatically create hyperlinks.
  • Correct a two-initial-capitals typographical error (for example, INitial CApitals).
  • Automatically add a capital letter to the first letter of a sentence.
  • Automatically capitalize the days of the week.
  • Correct text accidentally written with the CAPS LOCK key on.
On the AutoCorrect tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box, you can create and modify a list of built-in AutoCorrect entries.

To add your own entries to the list of built-in AutoCorrect entries, follow these steps:
  1. Start Works Word Processor.
  2. Create a document containing examples of entries that you want to include in the list of built-in AutoCorrect entries.

    TIP: You can create any entry that you want up to 255 characters. The entry can be a special symbol, an image or other object like a company logo, or an entire paragraph.
  3. Select the text or graphic that you want to store as an AutoCorrect entry.

    TIP: To store paragraph formatting with the entry, include the paragraph mark in the selection (to see the paragraph marks, click All Characters on the View menu).
  4. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.
  5. In the Replace box, type a name for the AutoCorrect entry (that is, the abbreviation or word that you type to prompt Works to insert the entry that you selected in step 3).
  6. To ensure that the entry matches the formatting of the rest of your document, click to select the Plain text check box.

    NOTE: If you are storing a picture or you want to save the entry with its original formatting, click to select Formatted text.
  7. Click Add, and then click OK.NOTE: To use the entry that you just created, type the entry name that you chose in step 5, followed by a space or punctuation.
To remove an entry from the AutoCorrect built-in list, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools Menu, click AutoCorrect.
  2. On the AutoCorrect tab, select the built-in entry that you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete, and then click OK.
The Works spelling checker normally underlines a misspelled word. You can use the AutoCorrect feature to direct the Works spelling checker to automatically replace misspelled words with its built-in spelling suggestions.

To direct the Works spelling checker to automatically replace misspelled words, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools Menu, click AutoCorrect.
  2. Click to select the Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker check box.
  3. Click OK.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Works 6.0
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