# Choosing Math AutoCorrect Options

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**Math AutoCorrect**tab of the**AutoCorrect**dialog box lets you to control whether and where to have**AutoCorrect**replace math terms with math symbols. If you use math in your documents,**Math AutoCorrect**can be a great timesaver; if you don't use math, turn it off by clearing the**Replace text as you type**check box on the**Math AutoCorrect**tab.
To open the **Math AutoCorrect** tab of the **AutoCorrect** dialog box, do the following:

** 1. ** On the **File** tab, click the **Options** button:

** 2. ** Choose the **Proofing** tab, and then click the **AutoCorrect Options...** button:

** 3. ** In the **AutoCorrect** dialog box, on the **Math AutoCorrect** tab:

- If you don't use math, turn it off by clearing the
**Replace text as you type**check box - Select the
**Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions**check box if you want to use**Math AutoCorrect**anywhere in your documents. If you want to use**Math AutoCorrect**only in math areas, clear this check box.

How to use **Math AutoCorrect**, see Shortcut keys for inserting Greek symbols into the equation and Shortcut keys for inserting symbols and templates into the equation.