Incorrect spellings in a document or mail can be quite distracting.
I will show you how to make the best use of the spell check tool in Outlook by using AutoCorrect, a feature that helps to automatically correct commonly misspelt words or typing errors.
In Outlook, when you compose a message, enable the Check Spelling While Typing and Correct Spelling Automatically options from the Edit | Spelling and Grammar menu. When you do this, the tool matches the words you type with the Outlook | Preferences | AutoCorrect list. For example, if you accidently type “teh” for “the,” you may not even notice that Autocorrect is silently correcting this for you. And I am sure you won’t mind—except in rare instances (as in the previous sentence) when you actually want to type “teh.”
You can make AutoCorrect do much more by adding your own personal list of problem words.
You can also use AutoCorrect to expand abbreviations. For example, I have added the entry “TIA” for “Thanks in advance” to my AutoCorrect list. Instead of typing “Thanks in advance”, every time I need to, I type “TIA” and let AutoCorrect, replace it with the expanded version. When you add to the list, just make sure that your abbreviation is not an actual word or the beginning of a word and that it does not duplicate any other AutoCorrect entry.
Some of the other AutoCorrect exceptions are checking and correcting two initial upper case letters in a word or automatically capitalizing the first letter in a sentence.
Used correctly, you can increase your productivity by using Autocorrect to not just correct your misspelled words but also to save you from typing frequently used long and repetitive words or phrases.
Radhika – Office for Mac writer