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    Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    I use autocorrect a lot. Is there a workaround so that when I misspell in various ways a commonly used word I can avoid the message "an autocorrect entry for XXX already exists. Do you wish to redefine it?

    I take this message to mean that there is only one misspelling allowed per word.

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    Re: Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    Will you should be able to have multiple entries of the correct word but not the incorrect. For example I added brokef with broken and brokeg again with broken quite happily. Multiple occurences of the incorrect word would just serve to confuse I guess. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    Not just confuse - completely confuggulate! If you can have multiple instances of the incorrect word, how will Word know which of these corrections to make? To use the given suggestion, if you type brokef and have two possible corrections, eg brokef = broker and brokef = broken, it won't know which you want it to correct it to.

    I can't say I'm surprised it just won't allow them to be created! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    Thanks Mike and Beryl. Anyone know what "an autocorrect entry for XXX already exists. Do you wish to redefine it?" means you have done? If you are type "teh" for "the", the misspelling is either there in autocorrect or, if it finds it and you decide you want to put in the autocorrect for reference, then it isn't there.

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    Re: Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    The message that the entry exists is just that. If you try to have "teh" correct itself to "they", you will get that message. If you want the latter correction, you must first go to Tools/Autocorrect, type "they" in the With box, & type "teh" in the Replace box. When you press "ADD", you will get the message asking if you wish to redefine it. If you answer yes, it will be changed.

    If you scroll thru the items listed in the Replace box, if you try to use any of those entries for something else, you will get the message.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Autocorrect - several misspellins of one word (2000-SR1)

    Phil, the explanation is really appreciated!

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    Will Williams

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