Word automatically corrects many commonly misspelled words and
punctuation marks with the AutoCorrect feature. To view the list
of words that are automatically corrected, select Tools|AutoCorrect.
This may be a hidden feature so click the double arrows at the bottom
of the Tools menu listing if the AutoCorrect choice is not
Many options including the accidental capitalization of the first
two letters of a word and capitalization of the first word of the
sentence can be automatically corrected from this page. If there
are words you often misspell, enter the wrong and correct spellings
in the Replace and With fields.
Spelling and Grammar Check
Word will automatically check for spelling and grammar errors
as you type unless you turn this feature off. Spelling errors are
noted in the document with a red underline. Grammar errors are indicated
by a green underline. To disable this feature, select Tools|Options
from the menu bar and click the Spelling and Grammar tab
on the dialog box. Uncheck "Check spelling as you type"
and "Check grammar as you type", and click OK.
To use the spelling and grammar checker, follow these steps:
As long as the Check Grammar box is checked in the Spelling
and Grammar dialog box, Word will check the grammar of the document
in addition to the spelling. If you do not want the grammar checked,
remove the checkmark from this box. Otherwise, follow these steps
for correcting grammar:
- Select Tools|Spelling and Grammar from the menu bar.
- The Spelling and Grammar dialog box will notify you of
the first mistake in the document and misspelled words will be
highlighted in red.
- If the word is spelled correctly, click the Ignore button
or click the Ignore All button if the word appears more
than once in the document.
- If the word is spelled incorrectly, choose one of the suggested
spellings in the Suggestions box and click the Change
button or Change All button to correct all occurrences
of the word in the document. If the correct spelling is not suggested,
enter the correct spelling in the Not In Dictionary box
and click the Change button.
- If the word is spelled correctly and will appear in many documents
you type (such as your name), click the Add button to add
the word to the dictionary so it will no longer appear as a misspelled
- If Word finds a grammar mistake, it will be shown in the box
as the spelling errors. The mistake is highlighted in green text.
- Several suggestions may be given in the Suggestions box.
Select the correction that best applies and click Change.
- If no correction is needed (Word is often wrong more than it
is right), click the Ignore button.
Word 2000 has a new feature for finding synonyms. Simply right-click
on the word and select Synonyms from the shortcut menu. From
the list of suggested words, highlight the word you would like to
use or click Thesaurus... for more options.
To use the thesaurus, select Tools|Language|Thesaurus from
the menu bar or select it from the Synonyms shortcut menu
as detailed above.
A list of meanings and synonyms are given on the windows. Double-click
on the words in the Meanings box or click the Look Up
button to view similar words. Double-click words in the Replace
with Synonym box to view synonyms of those words. Highlight
the word you would like to add and click the Replace button.
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