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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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Tools AutoCorrect

Synopsis

AutoCorrect is used almost every time you enter text in a Word document. Character transpositions, forgotten capitalization, extra capitalization, and common misspellings are fixed by AutoCorrect. In addition, Word 2000 now uses suggestions from the spelling checker to correct commonly misspelled words as you type.

The AutoCorrect dialog box contains four tabs used to customize the way Word corrects and reformats document text: AutoCorrect, AutoFormat As You Type, AutoText, and AutoFormat.

The AutoCorrect Tab

The AutoCorrect tab (Figure 9-7) lists actions Word makes automatically as you type. The following list describes the AutoCorrect options:

Setting AutoCorrect options

Figure 9-7. Setting AutoCorrect options

  1. Correct TWo INitial CApitals . This option causes Word to change words starting with two capital letters to start with only one capital letter.

  2. Capitalize first letter of sentences . This option capitalizes the first letter of a sentence. Word usually decides that any string of text ending in a period is a sentence.

  3. Capitalize names of days. This option automatically capitalizes the first letter in the days of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.).

  4. Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key. With this option, if the Caps Lock key is on and you type in normal title case (first letter capitalized, all others lowercase), Word automatically formats the sentence in normal title ...

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