Learn the solution to the December challenge: Why does Word replace ADN with and and how can you make it stop?
Jpl1953es shared the long way to the same result:
- Click the File tab and choose Options (under Help). In Word 2007, click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2003, choose AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu.
- Choose Proofing and click AutoCorrect Options in the AutoCorrect Options section. (Skip this step in Word 2003.)
- Under the Replace Text As You Type option, enter adn as the Replace string.
- Click Delete.
- Click OK twice.
After deleting the AutoCorrect term, Word will stop changing adn to and. As Marshwiggle mentioned, it's probably more efficient to remove the item and run spell check to catch any misspelled ands. Bjluedeke asked for a way to keep ADN (caps) while autocorrecting adn (lower case). Mark.Mathews shared the only solution that I know of: create a pseudo autocorrecting entry. Mark suggested autocorrecting the string axx to adn. Thanks Mark for the suggestion. Another possibility is to use [Ctrl]+Z to undo the correction when it's not wanted, as I mentioned earlier.
Thanks everyone for playing along.