Creating AutoCorrect Exceptions

As well as AutoCorrect entries, you can create AutoCorrect exceptions - specific terms when you don't want AutoCorrect to replace text when it normally would.

To create the AutoCorrect exception, do the following:

    1.    Select Tools -> AutoCorrect Options.... In Outlook choose Tools -> Options... and in the Options dialog box, on the Spelling tab, click the AutoCorrect Options... button:

AutoCorrect in Outlook 2003

    2.    In the AutoCorrect dialog box, on the AutoCorrect tab, click the Exceptions... button:

AutoCorrect Exceptions in Office 2003

    3.    In the AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box:

  • Click the tab for the type of exception you want to work with:
    • First Letter - on this tab, list the terms that end with periods but after which you don't want the next word to start with a capital letter. Office starts you off with a list of built-in terms, such as prof. and vol.:
      First Letter Exceptions in Office 2003
    • INitial CAps - on this tab, list the terms that start with two initial capital letters that you don't want AutoCorrect to reduce to a single capital - for example, AMv3.
    • Other Corrections - this tab appears only in Word and Outlook. On it, list other terms that you don't want AutoCorrect to fix.
  • In Word or Outlook, select the Automatically add words to list check box if you want the program to automatically add exceptions when you undo a correction it has made.

    4.    When you have finished working with exceptions, click the OK button to close the AutoCorrect Exceptions dialog box.