Whether you want to add new autocorrect entries to Word or just do a little housekeeping and remove some vocab that’s no longer relevant, you can do so in just a few easy steps. Here’s how.
Add New AutoCorrect Entries to Word
First, open Microsoft Word and select the “File” tab.
At the bottom of the left pane, select the “Options” button.
The “Word Options” window will appear. Here, select “Proofing” from the list of options in the left pane.
Next, select the “AutoCorrect Options” button in the “AutoCorrect Options” group.
Once selected, the “AutoCorrect” window will appear for the language used with your version of Word.
Now, in the “Replace” box, enter the word or phrase you’d like to replace. In the “With” box, enter the replacement word or phrase. Select “Add” when ready.
You’ll see your new entry in the list. Repeat these steps for as many words as you’d like to add and then click the “OK” button when you’re done.
Now, when you type the word or phrase in your document, autocorrect will take over.
Delete AutoCorrect Entries from Word
Deleting autocorrect entries is just as simple as adding them. Head back to the “AutoCorrect” window by selecting File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options.
Once there, scroll through the list of entries and select the one you want to delete. The autocorrect entries are listed in alphabetical order. After you’ve selected the entry to delete, click the “Delete” button.
Repeat these steps for each entry you’d like to delete. Click the “OK” button to head back to your Word document to make sure the autocorrect entry is no longer valid.