The feature described in this Help topic is only available if support for the language you want to use is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.
- Install the AutoCorrect list for the language you want.
If you use AutoCorrect to correct text in another language, and the appropriate AutoCorrect list isn't available on your computer, then Microsoft Word will try to install the list automatically. If Word can't install the AutoCorrect list, you may need to obtain Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools.
- Turn on automatic language detection.
If you're working in more than one language within a document, Microsoft Word can automatically detect each language as you type it.
- On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Set Language.
- Select the Detect language automatically check box.
- To turn off automatic language detection in your document, clear the Detect language automatically check box.
- To turn off the automatic detection of a particular language, remove it from the list of enabled languages in the Microsoft Office Language Settings tool. Remove the language only if you don't want to use features particular to that language (for example, date formats) in Word and other Microsoft Office programs.
- Use AutoCorrect as usual.
- Turn on or off the AutoCorrect options you want.
- On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the AutoCorrect tab.
- To select the options, do one or more of the following:
- To show or hide the AutoCorrect Options buttons, select or clear the Show AutoCorrect Options buttons check box.
- To set the capitalization options, select or clear the next five check boxes.
- To turn on or off the AutoCorrect entries, select or clear the Replace text as you type check box.
- To turn on or off the spelling checker corrections, select the Replace text as you type check box, and then select or clear the Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker check box.
If you're using the spelling checker corrections, make sure to turn on automatic spell checking.
You can undo a correction or turn AutoCorrect options on or off by clicking an option on the AutoCorrect Options button . The button first appears as a small blue box when you rest the mouse pointer near text that is automatically corrected, and then the box changes to a button icon when you point to it.
- Type the text you want to correct, followed by a space or other punctuation.
For example, type teh followed by a space, and watch AutoCorrect replace your text with "the".