How-To Use Word 2010 AutoCorrect To Automatically Replace Words or Add Symbols Beyond Basic Latin Characters

How To Use Word AutoCorrect To Automatically Fill In Symbols Beyond Basic Latin Characters

I spend a lot of time in Word 2010 everyday so I’m always looking for shortcuts, tips and tricks to increase my productivity and save time!  For instance, have you ever had trouble with specific words you write that have a special symbol in it?

This used to be a daily time consuming task to always correct them throughout my document… That is until I found a groovy feature in Word 2010 which does all the work for you!  Let’s take a look at this quick trick.

Step 1

Once you open Word 2010, Click File > Options.

How-To Open Word 2010 Options Menu

Step 3

Click Proofing and Select AutoCorrect Options.

Word 2010 Proofing Menu

Step 4 – It’s magic time!  ;)

Now head over to the Replacement section and just fill in any words that you would like to be corrected while you are writing. First type in your word written incorrectly, then in the second field, type your word written correctly. When done, Click Add and OK to save.

Word 2010 AutoCorrect Options

That’s it! Now all ya need to figure out is what your going to do with all that time I just gave you back! 

Do you have a cool tip or trick?  We would love to hear about it in the comments below or shoot us an email at –



  1. Jim Heavner

    I did send an email before I saw this box. I understand your explanation of how to add personal autocorrect options to Word in Office 2010. Even though we Word as the Outlook editor, I am told that the new 2010 package does not carry that feature from Word to Outlook for autocorrect? Could that be true? Any solutions?

    Thanks you.

  2. Bill

    an example is the copyright symbol, try typing in (c)

  3. davidbritto

    How save the Shortcuts Keys Changes in Word 2010 to install on another computer or after format?

    • Joe B

      You type this as if it wasn’t a feature of previous versions? AFAIK it was a feature at least as far back as Office XP (pre 2003), maybe even Office 97? They just hid it a little better in the Ribbon.

      But, yes, thanks for highlighting where in the Ribbon it can be found…

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