A typical page in OneNote is spattered with red from all the typing errors. Spellcheck picks up nearly all of them but this is a computer and computers are good at automating things. Why should I have to tell Word or OneNote over and over again that yes, I did really mean platform, not some randomly similar arrangement of letters, when I could just tell it once?
- But somewhere along the line, the Office team decided that the context menu and the dialog were too cluttered and stripped the Add option out of the user interface.
- The functionality was still there, and you could get it back with a macro, but that meant installing a third-party macro on every PC — when Office has long since made it the default to block macros because there are so many that are malware — and I never did track down a macro that did it for any language other than US English.
- If the word you want to always get instead isn’t visible, AutoCorrect Options is on there as well, and it automatically picks up the word you’re correcting.
“Office 365 users can rejoice at this point; the new Editor spell checker in Word 2016 brings back Add to Autocorrect in a recent build, although it’s hidden on a third level flyout so you’ll need a steady mouse hand to use it.”