Word to replace as I type misspelled word

Microsoft Word 2007
September 23, 2010 at 14:05:25
Specs: Windows XP
Is there a way to have Word, as I type, replace a misspelled word with the first suggestion?

95% of the time, the first suggestion is the correct one and it would be such a time saver to have Word automatically make the correction as I type.


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#1
September 23, 2010 at 16:08:11
In Word 2007

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Word Options button (at the bottom of window)
Select Proofing,
Check the box next to the selection: Check Spelling as you type

It's not perfect but will automatically correct the word as you continue to type.
If it can't find a correction, it will flag it as misspelled.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
September 23, 2010 at 16:16:30
Hi Mike,

Thanks for responding. What I want it to do is, instead of flagging a word as misspelled, automatically replace it with the first suggestion. Do I need a macro for that?

Tom


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#3
September 23, 2010 at 17:37:58
automatically replace it with the first suggestion

In Word 2007, while typing, if Word detects a misspelled word, it will automatically replace the word with the correct spelling, no other actions on my part is required, Word simply changes the word while I keep typing.

There are instances where the word is so badly mangled that even Word can't figure it out.
If it is unable to locate a suitable word, it flags it as misspelled.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
September 23, 2010 at 20:12:33
Right, it flags it as misspelled. You can then right-click on the word and select one of the suggested substitutes. I want it to automatically replace the word with the first suggestion. How do I do that?

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#5
September 24, 2010 at 06:50:29
Perhaps some type of VBA code might work, not sure, because my VBA coding abilities are just above nill.

Possibly someone else may have an idea.

Sorry.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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