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Autocorrect right-click options in Word 2013

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  • I don't know where else to provide this feedback.

    Office team - can you please add the Autocorrect options back into the context-sensitive right-click menu on a spelling mistake in Word.  I use these all the time every day and its a PIA to not have them there. 

    Thanks for your time to hear some feedback on how to make Word better (again).

    G.

    Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:43 PM

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  • No one can disagree on this point.  
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:12 PM

  • Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:28 PM
  • could not agree with your more - hope someone is listening and will restore this valuable tool.
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 6:31 AM
  • Second that!
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012 1:45 PM
  • I have been pulling my hair out (what's left of it!) wondering where the hell my Right-Click Autocorrect function disappeared to.... WTF Microsoft - really?????  I misspell certain words the same way regularly because I have stupid fingers.  Up until Office 2013, I could Right-Click on the red-wavy underline just one time and Autocorrect it into the dictionary. That way, the next time I misspelled it the same way again, it would magically 'flip' the letter into the correct spelling. The only grief was when I had too many alternate misspellings for the same word, and I'd get an error about not being able to add it or overwrite hat's already in the DIC.  Now, with 2013, that's all gone! How the hell am I supposed to do this now? According to everything I've read, I'm supposed to know ahead of time how I misspell all those hundreds of words and add each of them manually to the Exceptions database?? What am I missing here?
    Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:25 AM
  • HOLY CRAP!! I JUST FOUND WHY IT'S MISSING:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954(en-us).aspx

    I copy n pasted from the linked page the table that contains the reason WHY this has been removed from the context-menu: LESS CLUTTER!!!!  ARRRRRRGGGGHHH - this sucks!!!!! WHY WHY WHY?  And your answer, Microsft? Click the AutoCorrect Options button?  Really? Then what?  ADD EACH WORD MANUALLY?  SUCK!

    Contents of spelling error context menu

                    Word and WordMail within Outlook

    Modifying the feature

    Auto-Correct and certain formatting tools are no longer available from the spelling error context menu.

    To make Word 2013 cleaner and less cluttered, we removed AutoCorrect and certain formatting tools from the spelling error context menu. The features are still available in Word 2013 through other entry points within the Word user interface.

    Less clutter in the spelling error context menu. This enables users to find popular commands more quickly. In addition, the spelling error context menu now fits better on the screen.

    To change AutoCorrect options, do the following:

    1. Choose File -> Options -> Proofing

    2. Choose the AutoCorrect Options button.


    Thanks, MAXIMUS

    • Proposed as answer by marcelvanhouten Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:43 AM
    Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:32 AM
  • Yeah, honestly, I speak with as much gusto as I can here.  This is a resoundingly bad decision, and anyone who thinks otherwise is unfortunately just flat out wrong.  There, I fear, is no other way to put it.
    Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:22 PM
  • I cannot agree more with the comments expressed by the other users.  This lack of auto-correct means I will be going back to my word 2002 and will have wasted $148.88 for nothing.
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:35 AM
  • I am absolutely with you (and everyone else) on this terrible omission.  I am a great speller but a terrible typist and I have traditionally used MS Office all day, every day, especially Outlook but Word as well.  The ability to "learn" the words I constantly mistype is probably the most essential feature in Office 2010 and earlier.

    I am now working with the free version of Office 365 in anticipation of converting all my computers, but if this critical feature is permanently left out of 13 and 365, I will simply cancel my trial and stick to Office 2010 until Microsoft comes to its senses (if it ever does).

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:02 PM
  • I don't know where else to provide this feedback.

    Office team - can you please add the Autocorrect options back into the context-sensitive right-click menu on a spelling mistake in Word.  I use these all the time every day and its a PIA to not have them there. 

    Thanks for your time to hear some feedback on how to make Word better (again).

    G.

    I use, well, used to use the autocorrect context menu to create speed-typing abbreviations. For example, I put in "tt" as the error and "that" as the correction. Then, anytime I type "tt" Word changes it to "that". Now what?? It is ominous trying to work with the options menu. I tried unsuccessfully to install a macro to take care of this, but that is impossible, too. In fact, I cannot fully remove my unsuccessful macro attempt.
    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:30 PM
  • Can I join the team here? I miss the Autocorrect-option as well. In Dutch there are words where you have to place double points, diaeresis seems to be the English term. None of the words is included in the list of words in the spelling checker, and that's another reason why you need the Autocorrect possibility in the right-click menu.



    • Edited by Joepiet Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:50 AM
    Friday, February 08, 2013 10:39 AM
  • I probably won't upgrade based on the removal of this feature alone.  This is definitely a bad move on the development side.  Please, please bring it back--put it somewhere, anywhere but bring it back. I'm just glad I didn't upgrade yet. 
    Microsoft, your move.  I'll be following this one.  I just wonder what else has been removed.
    • Edited by hjamesmartin Saturday, February 09, 2013 2:34 AM
    Saturday, February 09, 2013 2:33 AM
  • I second all the complaints above. This feature MUST return asap.
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:45 AM
  • Hi all,

    Autocorrect in the right click option is so useful for me and the people like me who use an English keyboard and write all day long in French.

    It's impossible to suppress this right click option. WE WANT IT BACK!!!!

    Thanks to take care of our opinion.... a very bad move as to be corrected, it's an emergency!

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:45 PM
  • Agree with OP, must be fixed ASAP.
    Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:34 PM
  • Come on guys - who would make such a ridiculous decision?  What is more important?  Less clutter or a working tool?  I have just downloaded the upgrade and am regretting it already.

    What else have you taken away?

    I have to say that Apple looks more and more appealing with each upgrade of Office tools...

    • Edited by SJQuirke Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:08 PM
  • Stefan, the complaints are about a change to 2013.  Those forums are for 2010.
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:21 AM
  • DITTO DITTO DITTO to everyone else!  I just got Office 365 today and will be cancelling my subscription if this doesn't get fixed!!  Whose brainless idea was this?!?  Obviously not someone who uses the product much!
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:24 AM
  • I totally agree with the rest of the posters on this topic.  Especially annoying is that there is no workaround for this.  I will keep rest of office on Word2010 until this is changed.
    • Edited by pellt Monday, March 18, 2013 6:03 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 6:03 PM
  • HOLY CRAP!! I JUST FOUND WHY IT'S MISSING:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954(en-us).aspx

    I copy n pasted from the linked page the table that contains the reason WHY this has been removed from the context-menu: LESS CLUTTER!!!!  ARRRRRRGGGGHHH - this sucks!!!!! WHY WHY WHY?  And your answer, Microsft? Click the AutoCorrect Options button?  Really? Then what?  ADD EACH WORD MANUALLY?  SUCK!

    Contents of spelling error context menu

                    Word and WordMail within Outlook

    Modifying the feature

    Auto-Correct and certain formatting tools are no longer available from the spelling error context menu.

    To make Word 2013 cleaner and less cluttered, we removed AutoCorrect and certain formatting tools from the spelling error context menu. The features are still available in Word 2013 through other entry points within the Word user interface.

    Less clutter in the spelling error context menu. This enables users to find popular commands more quickly. In addition, the spelling error context menu now fits better on the screen.

    To change AutoCorrect options, do the following:

    1. Choose File -> Options -> Proofing

    2. Choose the AutoCorrect Options button.


    Thanks, MAXIMUS


    This is such an obvious blunder... they didn't even make an option to add it back in under Advanced.... why????????
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:13 AM
  • Amazing thing is, journalists spotted this and pointed it out back in October, and said they hoped it was just part of the preview.

    Someone isn't listening.  I wonder if it is deliberate?  Can we get a third party tool to add this back in?

    Friday, April 05, 2013 10:20 AM
  • I just spent an hour online trying to figure out how to turn on the right-click auto-correct functions and I discovered this thread. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?!?! 
    I am an author. I use Word every day and this is one of the most valuable tools Word had to offer and it's been deleted?! I'm absolutely furious with this change. I rather like the new Office 2013 but because of this HORRID change, I'll be going back to 2010. 

    ***I will also be informing every single one of my author friends what you have done with Office 2013.***

    What kind of moron decides this function, of all functions, is disposable? 
    Friday, April 05, 2013 8:50 PM
  • I like to say this gently, but this is the most stupid change in office since I'm using it. And that's a long time. The reason is even more stupid: Less Clutter. It is the most used context menu options there is in Word. 

    Please restore this. 

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:54 AM
  • Adding my voice to the many - Word is useless to me without this feature and I have to work with an older version - I use this feature all the time since I type in French and accents are difficult without a numeric pad (I used to have my own toolbar but lost that facility when the uncustomisable ribbon came in - another step backwards IMHO.).  Surely if less clutter is the desired objective then a long/short menu toggle would have been the answer?  However for new users NOT to know this was available would be a great shame since it is so useful.  IMHO the person who signed off on this decision should not be in the position to MAKE such decisions.  Removing useful functionality is hardly going to make the product more attractive to customers is it? 
    • Proposed as answer by Mark Surfer Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:40 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Mark Surfer Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:40 AM
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:46 AM
  • Yep--adding my voice here too!  I love MSFT (i know that i am maybe one of few), but this is just crazy!  While autocorrect is crucial, i also miss the minimized calendar/task bar--ie just to see how many tasks pending at any one time.  why even remove the option?

    Friday, April 19, 2013 9:19 PM
  • I could not agree more with you...but hey, that's microsoft fucking up for you as allways...Leaving office ang finding another alternative
    Monday, April 22, 2013 5:27 AM
  • I totally agree. This feature needs to be added back in. I'm honestly very much considering returning to Office 2010 just so it can still be there.
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:37 AM
  • Just to add to this post, hopefully it will make a difference. Microsoft, you need to change something in the Advanced settings to allow us to bring this back. I can appreciate "lessening the clutter" for those less-savvy, but for those of us who rely on these features everyday, you need to provide an advanced option to re-add it. 

    Microsoft used to be about allowing users to customize the OS and apps however they want. This was one reason I have always preferred Windows over Mac. There are 5 ways to do any one thing, and you can customize it to do it however you want. It's all about user choice. Please don't go the way of Apple and force users into the way that you *think* we should do things. 

    Friday, May 17, 2013 3:56 PM
  • I am satisfied with office 2010 and I will stay with it until the features I use daily such as auto correct are put at my disposal in OFFICE 2013. Thank God I didn't rush to upgrade.
    Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:51 AM
  • While this was a TOTALLY STUPID decision by Microsoft, it is easily worked around if you use the Quick Access Toolbar. Simply add Autocorrect to your QAT. If you have a miss-spelled word that you want to autocorrect, select it and click the Autocorrect button. You still have to type the corrected word, but this is much less effort than going through file options, which is a pain.
    • Proposed as answer by jonrichco1 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:03 AM
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:03 AM
  • With all the negative comments about the disappearance of autocorrect from Word 2013, there's little to add. Except that I agree, and can't fathom the thinking that led autocorrect to be regarded as clutter.

    Bring it back, guys!!


    • Edited by Kurt Erichsen Friday, June 28, 2013 4:11 AM fixed typo
    Friday, June 28, 2013 4:10 AM
  • Sometimes you have to wonder if the people developing for Microsoft are even real people.

    Do they actually use the software they sell?

    Friday, June 28, 2013 12:50 PM
  • Although I tried Word 2013, I am now back on Word 2010.  This feature is too important to miss out.

    I wonder, perhaps Office LIbre will let me get the features of Word 2013 and still have the "add to autocorrect" feature?

    Friday, July 19, 2013 8:40 AM
  • Yup....same here. And not only this, but who also decides that Office 2013 will not run on XP?

    Really, just because MS wants to snatch more cash out of my pocket, I am not allowed to update the Office product with an OS Update? WTF Really.

    Ok...so why doesn't MS buy me Win7, or Win8 so I can run their new software. Holy fuck batman. I do NOT have bottomless pockets, but I guess they do.

    Fuck it. Open Office here I come. I am so so so so tired of being beat up by MS.

    Ohhh also....who at MS decides that if I do not run IE then I am not allowed to view some MS Site.  If this is not a fucking MONOPOLY then I don't know what is.

    Fuck I HATE MICROSOFT. Every single release of software from these people is worse than the last. I wish they would STOP producing NEW products and make the ones they have now..WORK. Why will they NOT do that?

    instead.....they come up with foolish ideas that don't make any sense. For instance, Server 2012, Metro ...really. As a Server, it will NEVER be run on a touch screen or a fucking Tablet. It will never have a FBook page or a MySpace page. It will never need to share anything with others, unless explicetly made to do so. So why would they create a Server with a Metro interface. I spent the better part of a day just trying to get a few things configured. Why, cause they moved the steering wheel to the back of the bus.

    I am so totally baffled by this BS its just time to look for any and all alternatives to rid myself of anything WINDOWS based once and for all.

    My rant is OVER

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:18 PM
  • Well if you can live with a little baggage you can have AutoCorrec back.  You can download a template add-in here:

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_pages/customize_shortcut_menu.html

    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

    • Proposed as answer by Techiedude Wednesday, July 02, 2014 1:29 PM
    Saturday, August 03, 2013 11:44 PM
  • I agree that you should have the option to add this function to the mouse menu. 

    I can see that it's pain to go in and manually add in each autocorrect as suggested.  Although not perfect if your press F7 to run a spellcheck you then have the autocorrect button available.  A lot of people will have common words they type incorrectly so should only have to do this a few times to then add the common words.

    The autocorrect was grayed out for grammatical errors though, IE ive I've I would assume you can add these manually.

    The above may be of some help, but MS should be listening to the user base before they all disappear.

    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:17 PM
  • Yes, this amazingly useful feature needs to be added back in.  Good grief, what kind of poor user-opinion sampling led to this VERY BAD CALL to remove the item...for the reason of *clutter*??!  Clearly the decision maker doesn't do a lot of writing.

    All seems to be part of this nutty trend right now to purge power-user buttons from GUIs everywhere in the name of simplifying (dumbing down) interfaces to a blindingly whitewashed minimalist experience for thick-fingered tablet users.  Can't wait for the pendulum to swing back the other way...

    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:18 AM
  • I agree with all of the above.  This is an incredibly important feature for MS Word.  It's the first thing i noticed missing.  I cannot believe it has been removed.  Please, restore.

    thanks,

    Eric Janus

    Friday, August 30, 2013 1:35 AM
  • I too very much want this functionality returned to Word.  Its disappearance significantly degrades the value of the program.

    Thanks.

    Jon Austin

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:32 AM
  • I don't know where else to provide this feedback.

    Office team - can you please add the Autocorrect options back into the context-sensitive right-click menu on a spelling mistake in Word.  I use these all the time every day and its a PIA to not have them there. 

    Thanks for your time to hear some feedback on how to make Word better (again).

    G.

    the most useful tool is NOW GONE - what on Earth was Microsoft thinking? Anybody who uses MS as a writer or editor must be totally cheesed off - I spent money upgrading to Office 2013 only to find out it is WORSE than 2010. MS MUST put this back in and offer a patch for users to fix this problem!!!!
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:06 PM
  • There is a partial fix. I put an icon for Autocorrect through Customize Quick Access Toolbar and so when a word gets underlined all I have to then do is highlighte it, click the icon, the word appears in Autocorrect Replace and I then type the correct spelling. Not as good as what was in 2010, but is a lot quicker than the rigmarole needed otherwise
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:16 PM
  • Bring it back! Bring it back! Give us a patch to fix this stupidity!
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:15 PM
  • YES! Microsoft, add autocorrect back in the right-click menu!
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:02 PM
  • I absolutely agree with everyone else here. A totally incomprehensible and horrible change for the worse. My autocorrect list contains thousands of entries (and to judge from my homepage, other people find it useful too). Needless to say I'd never have been able to add all of those to the list using the proposed alternative of going to the autocorrect options and manually adding every entry there. 

    The right-click>add to autocorrect has always been one of Word's most useful features for me! Now even in this respect Open Office is better.

    And all for no good reason. Who minds that "clutter" in the context menu? The only people it will "confuse" will probably people who never use context menus to begin with. And if you change this, at least make it optional: add an option so that users can choose whether to retain this in the context menu or not.

    Really disheartening to see "improvements" like this.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 6:56 AM
  • Thanks for letting us know the reason. This was a STUPID move on Microsoft's part. Are they listening or are these forums just a bone to keep us out of their hair. Someone mentioned it was a low use feature. What was low use was their thinking. Problem is that putting it back is admitting they were wrong. Hmm.
    Sunday, September 22, 2013 2:50 AM
  • If I had known this before, I would not have purchased Word 2013.  It is now, not fit for purpose.  You have killed an extraordinary useful function (AutoCorrect).  This will severely affect all users who have difficulties in typing.  This truly beggars belief.  Don't you perform any market research?

    I prefer and now desire Word 2010.

    Wednesday, October 09, 2013 8:53 PM
  • Does anybody at MS thought about other languages??  have they wondered how the heck are we going to write in Spanish or German with an English keyboard?? The tildes and umlaut appears in more than halve the words... so they are expecting us to take halve the 3000 word essay and copy-paste it word by word and correct it by our selves (without tildes and umlauts on our keyboards).

    An all that pain is on the name of less clutter? but we still have the copy, paste, cut, font, and paragraph all of which appears on the HOME menu... and even a search in Bing option...

    I really don't understand how they think or how they rank their priorities.... this means going back to office 2010 or Open Office.. for me ....  for me being a Spanish speaker and German learner this word is absolutely useless...

    Sunday, October 13, 2013 3:49 PM
  • These options are for Office 2010 or earlier.  How can you provide feedback for Office 2013?

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:37 PM
  • I used to make great use of this facility in earlier version of Word - but for me it disappeared with Word 2010.

    As I have started doing things again that would make it useful, I am now noticing its absence.

    Can you tell me how you are able to make right-click Autocorrect work in Word 2010 - it defeats me!

    This was one of these examples of Microsoft taking a great product and making it worse because their dominance of the market lets them get away with that.


    Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:08 PM
  • I have been wondering why Microsoft decided to get rid of such a useful feature. Why can't we decide what we want to 'clutter' our interface with or not? Can't it be an option to add and subtract things to the right-click menu? I don't use comments so that's clutter to me in the right-click menu, but adding a word to autocorrect is vital.

    I am an amateur writer (i.e. still working toward my first publication). I use the autocorrect for a lot of things, but where I miss it the most is to add diacritics to words that are misspelled without them. I add French and Irish words to my work and have found that skipping between dictionaries for short phrases is not something Word does well. (When told to automatically detect language... it gets very confused and jumps languages for no obvious reason.) It is easier for me to just add a few words I use often into the English dictionary... but it is a pain to go through putting in diacritical marks every time I type. I used to have Word set up to just add them automatically through autocorrect. In addition, like others who have posted, I am a terrible speller. I misspell some words so badly the dictionary suggestions in Word or even dictionary.com have no idea what I mean. Adding these words to autocorrect used to help me a lot.

    Please bring back adding to autocorrect as a right-click option.

    Sunday, November 10, 2013 4:54 AM
  • i sent almost 2 days searching for a way to add auto correct on the right click menu assuming that Microsoft was not such an ass driven buggy as to remove this. but now I know it for sure. Morons! so many terms are used by lawyers in particular which are not found in the Microsoft dictionary. so many misspellings happen uniformly. and some buffoon has decided to remove the auto correct option!
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:48 PM
  • i sent almost 2 days searching for a way to add auto correct on the right click menu assuming that Microsoft was not such an ass driven buggy as to remove this. but now I know it for sure. Morons! so many terms are used by lawyers in particular which are not found in the Microsoft dictionary. so many misspellings happen uniformly. and some buffoon has decided to remove the auto correct option!

    and see, I misspelt spent as sent!
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:42 PM
  • I am a technical writer and use AutoCorrect not just to catch my typos, but as shortcuts when taking notes during a meeting. For example, if I need to type Microsoft Office a lot, I create a shortcut for it by typing mso. Then later I just right-click mso, choose autocorrect, and add.

    Like many people, it took me a while to find out why that wasn't working in 2013. Now I have nearly a week of notes that I have to go back and change (I'm hoping Ctrl-H still works...) and manually add any new auto-corrections.

    I'm going to try to find a macro to do this, but it would be much, much better if you could just give us the right-click option back. I know you're trying to streamline the context menu, but it's just one entry! And, as someone already suggested, it could be a choice on the Advanced options. As they used to say when I was a kid, "Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with sugar on top?"

    I use this constantly in my day job and at home. I can't revert to 2010 at the day job, where I need it most, but if I could, I would, and advise co-workers of this shortcoming. (I've been bragging about how I use autocorrect in meetings and now anyone who was listening to me is going to be very disappointed.)



    • Edited by MMMSobo Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:54 PM
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:52 PM
  • A full year later and no solution to this critical loss of functionality. What does MS hope to gain by ignoring its users?

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:49 PM
  • Great thanks MS. Now I feel like an idiot for giving our end users new PC's with Office 2013 on it. Really you should take note of all the people that have even bothered to comment here since there will be thousands thinking the same that haven't. Bring it back.

    Feedback site for those looking for one (may not be 2013 specifically but it will do)

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-GB/suggestions.aspx?origin=HA102809597&CTT=114

    • Edited by NatP123 Friday, November 15, 2013 11:18 AM
    Friday, November 15, 2013 11:16 AM
  • I'm pulling my hair out, this was a very useful feature for me as a translator. It saved me tons of time!!

    Please bring it back!!! :O

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:46 AM
  • I just ran across this and still can't believe this was discontinued/moved in Word 2013. When I clicked on Help in Word 2013 and searched Auto-correct, I came across this:

    Some Auto-correct features have moved

    AutoCorrect and some formatting tools have been removed from the spelling error menu to make more popular commands easier to see. They’re still available, from File > Options.

    Wow. How did this make my life easier? It seems that now I have to spend more time adding my words to auto-correct that I frequently misspell. I only recently came back to Office 2013 since Outlook 2013 now shows more than one day out on the Calendar To Do pane.

    Who does Microsoft poll when making changes like this to their software?

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 1:14 AM
  • Yes. Bring back this feature now.
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:01 PM
  • This is ridiculous, i used this all the time for frequentyl misspelled words. We need this option back.
    Thursday, January 02, 2014 8:24 PM
  • I just read through this whole string, as I just got a Surface Pro for Christmas and am using Word 2013 for the first time.  Is it possible that a whole year has gone by and the problem is not yet fixed?  When are they going to take care of this?  Who is HAPPY that auto correct is gone?

    Sunday, January 05, 2014 5:15 PM
  • I just read through this whole string, as I just got a Surface Pro for Christmas and am using Word 2013 for the first time.  Is it possible that a whole year has gone by and the problem is not yet fixed?  When are they going to take care of this?  Who is HAPPY that auto correct is gone?



              
    Just to be clear, the AutoCorrect function is still available, but it has been removed from the context menu that appears when you right-click an incorrectly spelled word. This was an intentional change, as explained in the article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954(en-us).aspx (Changes in Office 2013).

    What you can do is post a suggestion for Microsoft to change the behavior; go to http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Office/feedback.aspx?formID=375 and/or https://feedback.office.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scrx=1.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Monday, January 06, 2014 2:47 PM
    • Proposed as answer by swlaelite Monday, March 31, 2014 4:37 PM
    Sunday, January 05, 2014 5:39 PM
  • I definetly agree. The "Automatically autocorrect to" tab was the best thing about word as I could quickly add my frequently misspelled words.
    • Edited by Mukilm Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:01 PM
    Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:00 PM
  • Stefan - as you are in charge of the product, you might check that the url points to a sensible place to post a comment. When you have upset people, it is rather crass then to compound the issue. As people above have pointed out, but I didn't understand until I went to the place, your redirection isn't for comments about Word 2013 but about Word 2010. What's the point of that? Just because you made a deliberate decision doesn't mean to say it was a good one, and this one has hurt anyone who uses Word more than for notes. At least give us the option to add it under Options. If I could go back I would - but I am advising all my clients not to upgrade - not just about this point, but because Stefan has compounded the insult by ignoring the real effects caused to real users who actually take word processing seriously.

    Pau Davies

     
    Friday, January 10, 2014 12:45 PM
  • To clarify, I'm not "in charge" of Word; I'm just a regular poster in these forums who has received the MVP Award. For more on the award, take a look at http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx.

    You are right that the forms mention Office 2010, but just ignore that and post your suggestions anyway. As far as I know, there is no suggestion forum directly targeted at Office 2013.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Friday, January 10, 2014 8:20 PM
  • I completely agree. Removing this option is making me order our IT to not install Office 2013 on any additional devices. 
    Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:26 AM
  • Please add this option back in. It saves and enormous amount of time. Tucker Cox
    Sunday, February 16, 2014 4:45 PM
  • "Remove clutter" ... seriously!? ... what's cluttered now is the process by which one has to go through to add an auto-correct.  The right-click option was far less effort and process clutter.

    I wonder on which testing or research they based the decision to remove auto-correct from the context menu.  Tough to see how it was anything other than a semi-sentient root vegetable that made the decision. 

    Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:26 AM
  • Oh no. This isn't an option I can restore? MS what were you thinking??? This is a TERRIBLE decision! Why do you imagine that removing a feature would please anyone?
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:21 AM
  • Agreeddd!!! The office doesn't know how to win their customers heart~ Not like Apple Inc. They like the thing that makes them easier and don't think about their customer wellness. For me the right click outocorrect does help me ALOT!!!!! When I'm using Microsoft office. I started to realize why it's not there when I install word 2013~ The truth Microsoft remove the service!!! How come???????? urgh! Please Microsoft you should take care your customer not your own pleasure.
    Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:18 AM
  • Me too!!!!
    Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:30 AM
  • OMG!!! FAIL on MICROSOFT for deleting this feature. I used to be able to type almost 180 WPM with the autocorrect feature after it learned how I typically misspelled words.  Now I'm luck to get like 40WPM due to all of my little mistakes that were fixed automatically. BRING IT BACK!!!! This was one of the greatest features of WORD 2010. I refused a new computer at work simply because I did not want to reteach the autocorrect library. PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!!!

    dm

    Monday, March 31, 2014 4:06 PM
  • There is a workaround I just figured out: Add the AutoCorrect Options shortcut to your Quick Access Toolbar. Go to File --> Options --> Quick Access Toolbar.  In the dropdown select 'All Commands', then find 'AutoCorrect Options' in the list below, add it by double clicking it or highlighting it and then click on 'Add'.  Click OK to return to Word.  Now you have a shortcut on the quick access toolbar for the AutoCorrect window and it is within one click.  Much easier now to 'teach' the AutoCorrect dictionary.  You can also add the shortcut to the ribbon if you prefer that.

    Hope this helps someone.  It saved me from ditching Office 2013 altogether and going back to Office 2010.

    Best,

    CA

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:46 AM
  • I agree with all the others quoted here. There are other problems with the 2013 Office suite...like the extra steps required in saving a Word doc.   And I'm still grappling with the new Outlook Calendar.

    It's like Microsoft starts over when each generation, folding in an ever-decreasing expertise in recognizing basic user needs.  Bring back the right-click Autocorrect!  

    Friday, April 04, 2014 9:14 AM
  • There is a workaround I just figured out: Add the AutoCorrect Options shortcut to your Quick Access Toolbar. Go to File --> Options --> Quick Access Toolbar.  In the dropdown select 'All Commands', then find 'AutoCorrect Options' in the list below, add it by double clicking it or highlighting it and then click on 'Add'.  Click OK to return to Word.  Now you have a shortcut on the quick access toolbar for the AutoCorrect window and it is within one click.  Much easier now to 'teach' the AutoCorrect dictionary.  You can also add the shortcut to the ribbon if you prefer that.

    Hope this helps someone.  It saved me from ditching Office 2013 altogether and going back to Office 2010.

    Best,

    CA

    Oh my gosh!  Thank you for salvaging my 2013 install!
    Friday, April 04, 2014 4:15 PM
  • I don't see the AutoCorrect Options in the list of All Commands list.  Is it stored somewhere else in the list than in under the letter "A"?
    • Proposed as answer by MMMSobo Monday, April 14, 2014 3:48 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by MMMSobo Monday, April 14, 2014 3:49 PM
    Monday, April 07, 2014 7:46 PM
  • Thank you for a minuscule improvement. However, Microsoft, the problem remains. This way I will have to type in ever y word wherre i pyt an accidentel consonent or vowel, everry Spanish word, everry French word, every redunent consenat, everry mising letter. Over and over and over and over and over aand over and ovre and overe agani.

    PLEASE BRTING BACK THE ULTRA-SIMPLE RIGH-CLICK AUTOVORRECT. We have been banging on about thsi for well over a year now. Still no action. PLEASe.
    Pretty pelase.

    Jyst do it! It can't be hard.

    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:14 PM
  • >>> As far as I know, there is no suggestion forum directly targeted at Office 2013.

    LOL.  That says something in and of itself, doesn't it?

    I can imagine a 'requirements' meeting early on in the Office 365 development cycle.

    Manager: "Let's clean up our user interface.  We don't need or want multiple ways way to do things anymore, just one way.  The goal is end up with a single user interface that runs on all our phone, tablet and Windows platforms.  So strip down or eliminate context menus, since our phone and tablet users can't access them.

    Engineer: "But what about existing Windows customers? Won't they get pissed off if we do that?"

    Manager: (Fill in your favorite response here, e.g., "F**k 'em, get with the program.")

    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 5:24 PM
  • This thread has gone from November 8th, 2012, all the way to April 13th, 2014, with an overwhelming demand to bring back the right-click autocorrect option. Why has MS still not done anything?
    • Edited by Gabezmail Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:03 PM
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:02 PM
  • Make sure that you choose All Commands from the drop-down that's just above that list. By default, I think it shows just Popular Commands.
    Monday, April 14, 2014 3:49 PM
  • You can move the autocorrect entries from one computer to another.

    The following article tells how to do it for Word 2007, but if you search for "move autocorrect entries Word xxxx" and put in the version you have, you should be able to find it.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926927
    • Edited by MMMSobo Monday, April 14, 2014 3:54 PM Forgot to include link
    Monday, April 14, 2014 3:53 PM
  • And one more voice... why take this functionality away? It's a backward step, a big backward step. I was gobsmacked when I used an Apple Mac that it was so cumbersome to edit the auto-correct entires, and now MS has gone that way too. It is a ridiculous decision that makes the older versions of Word easier and more convenient to use.
    Monday, May 05, 2014 12:23 AM
  • I agree 100%.  Pleaes bring back this very useful feature.
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:42 AM
  • Storry Stephan,

    We are not talking about word/office 2010 but office 2013

    Your links don't offer the possibility to give feedback on office 2013

    Ruud

    Monday, May 19, 2014 11:25 AM
  • There is a workaround I just figured out: Add the AutoCorrect Options shortcut to your Quick Access Toolbar. Go to File --> Options --> Quick Access Toolbar.  In the dropdown select 'All Commands', then find 'AutoCorrect Options' in the list below, add it by double clicking it or highlighting it and then click on 'Add'.  Click OK to return to Word.  Now you have a shortcut on the quick access toolbar for the AutoCorrect window and it is within one click.  Much easier now to 'teach' the AutoCorrect dictionary.  You can also add the shortcut to the ribbon if you prefer that.

    Hope this helps someone.  It saved me from ditching Office 2013 altogether and going back to Office 2010.

    Best,

    CA

    this is a terrific workaround.  I'd love the right-click option.  but this alternative method actually works great for touch (using my Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT).
    Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:02 PM
  • The only way to use it (somewhat) easily is to click F7. they haven't removed the "clutter" from that menu yet...
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:17 AM
  • Adding my voice/vote to the long, long list of people who want the auto-correct back in the context menu!  But even after 18 months MS is apparently not listening...  Other useful shortcuts that are gone are the scroll options at the bottom of the right scroll bar (you had the options of scrolling by "find next/previous" or "page up/down" etc.); Word 2013 does not remember the size of last window (always starts either maximized if configured that way, or in a useless half window); little bar to quickly split a window is gone; no last file location when restarting Word - you have to go through several clicks to get to your last used folder; favorites in Windows 8.1 does not show file list but only the location......)
    Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:46 AM
  • Found this macro to add the autocorrect context menu

    works like a charm 

    god bless the writer 

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_pages/customize_shortcut_menu.html

    Microsoft: whenever you have a new "brilliant" idea (like removing the autocorrect or the metro user interface in win 8), please TEST it with REAL users

    • Proposed as answer by Techiedude Wednesday, July 02, 2014 1:29 PM
    Friday, June 20, 2014 4:18 PM
  • Thank you, Greg! Works like a charm - great job!
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 1:33 PM
  • So here's a way to voice your displeasure to Microsoft on this change in Office 2013 (if you are comfortable making changes to your Registry):

      1. Start/Run --> Regedit

      2. Expand the following key:

                             HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Feedback

                a. If there is a DWORD key for Enabled,

                         * Change the value to "1"

                         * Close regedit and re-launch Word.

                         * Jump to Step 3.

                b. If there is no DWORD key for Enabled

                         * Right-click in the right-window pane (under the Feedback folder)

                         * Select New --> DWORD (32-bit) Value

                         * Name the DWORD Enabled and press [Enter]

                         * Set the value to 1.

                         * Close regedit and re-launch Word.

      3. When Word opens, you’ll have a smiley emoticon in the top right hand corner of your screen, click it.

      4. You’ll be given the option to “Send a smile” or “Send a frown”…one guess which version this forum will send lol

      5. Click the option that pertains to your desired feedback (or submit feedback via both options so they get it either way…).

      6. Fill out the form at your discretion; word of thought: be critical but not mean and dismissive, there is a difference. (Exa: Please provide an update that brings back the right-click context menu for the Autocorrect side-scroll dropdown list. If not by default, at least allow it to be a selectable option within the File/Options menu.)

      7. I’ve attached a “screenshot” below (if it doesn't get screened out) that you can open in the background and have that be your “screenshot” view if you want to send that to Microsoft with your feedback (or create/edit your own as you see fit).

      8. Also, if you want to “fix it” yourself like you see in my attached screenshot, search this forum post for a reply by “Greg Maxey”. He created a workaround that when you copy it to the Word startup folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP), it will re-enable the feature. His template addendum can be found here:

      

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_resources/Add%20AutoCorrect%20to%20Word%202013%20Spelling%20Shortcut%20Menu.dotm

      

    It just needs to be copied to the folder mentioned above and when you restart Word 2013, the option is available again.





    • Edited by Techiedude Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:47 PM
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:42 PM
  • It's been over  a year later and this option still hasn't been corrected. I don't know what morons they used as a test group, but this was one of the worst decisions (out of many) that Microsoft has made. I hate hate hate the fact we can't right-click. It was one of the easiest, most simple, MOST USED shortcuts.

    Oh, but we can add a "shortcut" to the "Quick Access" menu? Screw you.

    The only reason I use this software is because I HAVE to, to because I WANT to.

    Awful, just plain awful.


    Steve C

    Monday, August 04, 2014 2:24 PM
  • No, those forums are for Office 2010, not Office 2013.

    Steve C

    Monday, August 04, 2014 2:25 PM
  • If you do a spell check on the word, or document that you want to define an autocorrect on, you can make the change within the spell check menu, then click the autocorrect button.  From then on, the word or abbreviation will always autocorrect to the revision you made.  The only issue is, Office needs to think the original word is misspelled (it can't already be in the dictionary).

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:03 PM