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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.

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      • Paul Loeb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This makes me furious. It wasn't broken. Why change it. I paid good money for Office 2016 and they're not going to let me do it. I've hated Office 2016 ever since I upgraded from my beloved Office 2007. Nothing of value added, and everything works worse.

      • Stocker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This is probably the largest waste of time for me as an inaccurate speller. I am unable to add simple, obvious changes like "thanms" to "thanks"

      • Sharon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see repeated requests for the right-click autocorrect, to which we add our voice, however, I don´t see any response from Microsoft. That is, indeed, disheartening. At least answer us and tell us that you don´t intend to fix it or can´t fix it or that you are still trying—something, please.

      • x commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        has this been done yet? if not, why not, and why was it taken out in the first place? it was a very useful option.

      • Danica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,

        Can you please correct spellchecker? I am opening in open office and full of red but with Word the mistakes do not show up..Just spend 4 hours looking for an answer without success. TY in advance.
        DA

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hate this new spell check context menu when you right click. Is there an option to disable it?

      • WS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This shouldn't be rocket science. Please restore this feature that you said you were going to do a year ago.

      • D R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft, can you hear us? I’ve got Word 2016 and don’t see autocorrect in right hand menu.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are really upset why you removed the auto correct from right hand menu. it was useful, and why all this time to restore it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello from 2019! its still not solved.
        and i have to googleit on several languages for 40 minutes to find out that it is unsolvable

        whats next? will u delete some digits or letters from "word 2020" to optimize it?

      • Carl Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am handicapped and rely on short cuts as a mean of making the program viable. Now that this feature suddenly stopped I will have to find another program, and cancel my monthly payment.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        241 comments and still nothing - AND, it took me nearly 30 minutes to articulate the right search terms and find my way here so I can imagine a lot of people just give up before they get here to add there frustration. Please fix this, it is aggravating.

      • Ryan K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this Microsoft?? I really need this feature to be restored. Why on earth would you take it away?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have Office 365 and all the recent updates and still waiting for this to be restored! Any dates for release yet?

      • PSB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

        Any update???????

      • PL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i have found there are different versions of 2016 - thank you micoro$oft for hiding this fact and not owning up to it for over a year!!- if you get the 365 download, then you get the auto correct, if you have a site license, retail or OEM version you do not - this looks like their way of forcing all to 365 - their licensing is rubbish and it is about time they are taken to task by governement over this practice.

      • Olly Buxton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't actually believe anyone thought removing the autocorrect from the right click menu was a good idea. One of the most useful shortcuts in the whole program.

      • Mark Brice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Anonymous's supposed workaround ("Right-click on your misspelled word, and find the correction you want. Instead of clicking that, choose the RIGHT-POINTING ARROW beside it, and you get the option to read it out loud or ADD TO AUTO CORRECT.") does not exist for the Microsoft Office Professional Plus installed on my workstation. There is no autocorrect option in the context menu, and no right arrow after clicking on a suggested correction.

        Autocorrect is crippled in Office 16. PLEASE FIX THIS, PEOPLE!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey MS....please stop hiring programmers raised on smartphone texting. Some of us actually use more than two fingers to type, and we type much more than tweets!! Can you PLEASE stop removing word processing features from the WORD PROCESSOR???

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