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!
Word Product Team: Above you stated this function (right click and autocorrect in WORD) would be restored. When will this be? This royally sucks, is a pain in the ass, especially that I am working on writing my 100 page Thesis paper. I separately purchased Word 2016 so I would have the latest up-to-date edition, but I guess it not up to date!!! This NEEDS to be fixed ASAP!
This is such a bad problem that I will be switching back to an earlier version of Word. What a pain-in-the ass.
Sorry, this downgrading is not acceptable. I need the right-click Autocorrection every day. So please, reinstall this function.
It's so frustrating not to have an e-mailed document open when you click on it.
I'm using Word 2016 for Mac and this feature is really sorely missed.
Please, please reinstate it. Or, even better, integrate the auto-correct dictionary with the one of OS X (El Capitan). In iOs this seems possible: once you insert a new autocorrection, it is automatically applied also in MS Office Apps.
In Word 2013 there's a list of suggested words at the top of the menu when you right click. Is this also not in Word 2016?
By "right-click Autocorrect menu" I mean the functionality as we had it in Office 2007 and 2010.
since the release of 2013 and the deletion of this function there are many end users dissatisfied with the lack of ease of use and are not upgrading beyond 2010. MS needs to listen for a change like they eventually did (to a degree) with WiIn8.0 If there is to be a better adoption of Office 2016, then MS will need to bring back what users are happy with and not allow frustrations to grow.
Right Click on Spelling error to add to AutoCorrect. In earlier versions of MS Word, when a spelling error was detected, one could right click and update the AutoCorrect feature. Please re-instate.