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    Stop Word grammar from trying to change 'well'

    I use office 365 and I use the word 'well' a lot, as in production well, monitor well, etc.
    Is there any way to stop Word from trying to change 'well' to 'good'?

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    You could turn off grammar checking!

    I can't find a way of stopping the Word spell checker wanting to change 'some time' to 'sometime', even in British English!
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    I assume that you are using Office 2016 (if you're using Office 365). Batcher, which version are you using?

    I've just tried typing these strings without any problem and can't get them to change as you're having. What are your entries in file/options/proofing? These are mine in case there's any differences
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    Word 2010: I have the same settings as you, except that I've unchecked 'Check grammar with spelling'.

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    Have you checked the autocorrect options - maybe those changes are there. They're not in mine.
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    As far as I understand it, autocorrect works only on a single word.
    I have put in autocorrect
    some time -> some time
    and
    sometime -> some time
    but some time is still flagged as incorrect...
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    Grammar checkers can only ever be a guide. If you understand the rules of grammar, they are superfluous. If you don't, they are liable to lead the unwary astray. In most cases they are better turned off - at least from operating as you type, where they are distracting at best.

    File > Options > Proofing > Writing Style > Settings. Uncheck commonly confused words - should fix the immediate problem, but it will ignore all such confused words.

    Incidentally Autocorrect can be used to replace a trigger words or phrases with whole pages of text and graphics. It is by no means limited to a single word.
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