restore the right-click Autocorrect menu to Word 2016
In Word 2007 and 2010, if you misspelled a word, you could right click, and there, in the right-click menu, was an option for "Auto-Correct" with a fly-out menu to the right, with suggested words, and at the bottom "Autocorrect options." This menu allowed me to speed up my typing by adding corrections to the Autocorrect dictionary on the fly, letting Word learn my typing style and common mistakes.
Now, this is hidden in File, Options, Autocorrect, behind a series of obscure menus that take time, and hinder my workflow. If I'm on a typing roll, and inspiration hits, the red squiggles bother me the entire time, distracting me while typing, because now, I cannot correct them easily and on the fly, without it interrupting my thoughts.
This is a huge loss of functionality and I would like to have the right-click Autocorrect menu restored to Word.
We want to let you know that the Word team has heard your feedback, and they’re planning to restore right-click access to AutoCorrect options in Word 2016. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should see this change in a future update.
As always, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it!
Hyper Odes commented
My version at work is MS Word 2016 MSO (16.4738.1000) 32 bits, and still not having this autocorrect option in the context menu...
I was using it all days before we went from 2010 to 2016, now I miss it a lot !
PLEASE RESTORE THIS OPTION ASAP!
P.S. And also on all other MS Office 2016 apps (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc)
My version of Word 2016 has been updated today when I came in to work (Version 1809 Build 10827.20150) and... the right click auto-correct option has returned! Can't find any mention of it in the release notes, but it is definitely there. I can hardly believe it.
So.... it's 2.5 years after you said you're actively working to restore the right-click access to auto correct options and that if we are a 365 subscriber, we should see this change... I haven't seen it yet....am I missing something? I am about to stop subscribing
Charles Kenyon commented
I've added a new one for Office 2019 / 365 here.
I hope that yet another will not be necessary!
Charles Kenyon commented
Greg Maxey had provided an Add-In but that no longer works with the addition of the Editor.
He may fix it _again_ but it shouldn't be left up to him.
More than two years ago, you promised to restore this to Word 2016. Well, now we have Office 2019 and it is more broken than ever.
Never mind Word Product Team.... ... Thank you Sanna for showing how to add on the Shortcut Ribbon. Follow the instructions to add the Autocorrect to the 365 shortcut ribbon. Once it's on there, it's only a click away:
Word Product Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com), you said on February 12, 2016 that you would add this feature. What is taking so long to restore this feature?
I am a University Professor. The loss of this AutoCorrect option in the context menu is making my life MISERABLE!
Microsoft WHERE ARE YOU???
PLEASE fix this!! It's been over 2 years since you promised to fix this issue.
Why is the autocorrect not working in Word 2016 now?
Follow the instructions to add the Autocorrect to the 2016 shortcut ribbon. Once it's on there, it's only a click away:
I am a professional transcriber and just migrated to Office 2016 only to discover to my HORROR that the autocorrect functionality is for all practical purposes GONE!
Who on earth made such a foolish decision??!?!
Please restore it in all programs at the next update or earlier and sack the idiot who removed such a valuable program function
When like myself you have a disability this method of correction is essential.
When will this be added back?Is there an update available to download?
Let me add my voice to the chorus calling for restoring the right-click to add a word to autocorrect. I agree with the commenter below that eliminating this function is dumber than Clippie!
has it been restored - i used this all the time. i can't imagine why ms took it out? also as far as i can see the grammar/cap/spelling tool frequently misses mistakes. what gives?
Chris H commented
It's July 2018, and I'm still waiting. My ol laptop died and now I have to start building my beloved AutoCorrect library from scratch - such a pain without this
I have to agree - Microsoft, why are you not listening to your customers?
Are there any alternatives to Word out there? If so, I'm switching.
Seriously? How hard will it be to restore this functionality? I love the comment below: "I used to think that adding Clippy to Office was the dumbest thing that Microsoft had ever done, but I see now that I was wrong. HOW IS THIS NOT FIXED YET?!"
So, please, get on it!!
WHERE IS IT??
SERIOUSLY - You people at Word are truly playing games with peoples' livelyhoods:(wow,that's spelled incorrectly, but - there's no feature that allows me to quickly correct teh spelling . . . .
This is just ridiculous !!!!!
[SORRY for any typos = but, I don't have a way to fix them]
Just upgraded from Word for Mac 2011 to 2016, and I'm astonished that this feature (and several others) have been deleted from the app. Now adding to Auto Correct takes about 10 times longer than it used to. PLEASE restore this feature.