The Office AutoCorrect feature comes with pre-defined “fixes” that you probably take advantage of without noticing. By default, AutoCorrect does the following for you:
However, many of us have our own list of things that we just can’t type correctly. For example, I misspell “calendar” at least half of the time. So instead of learning how to spell, I let Office do the dirty work. In this example, we'll use Microsoft Word, however AutoCorrect works the same in other Office programs, including Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
You can also use AutoCorrect as a simple way to save typing. For example, I created the following entries, which save me time regularly:
|mysig||Molly E. Pell, Senior Systems Analyst|
|fmsaddr||8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1250|
|fmscsz||Vienna, VA 22182|
|fmsph Phone:||(703) 356-4700|
|fmsfax Fax:||(703) 448-3861|
When I need to type any of the values, I just type my "shortcut text" and it's automatically changed to the correct value.
Note: To undo an undesired AutoCorrection, simply press Ctrl+Z once to undo, or click an option on the AutoCorrect Options button: The button appears as a small, blue box when you hover over the AutoCorrected text, and it changes to the button icon when you point to it.
Thank you! Thank you! I just finished reading this document, which was part of a link in the recent Buzz newsletter. I have printed it for others to read, especially those skeptical on the powers of Access and its capabilities.