AutoCorrect in Word 2008 Not Working

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tyler Seattle, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Tyler Seattle macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    I am running Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac on my new MacBook Pro (10.5). I want to use AutoCorrect in order to easily work with Sanskrit diacritic markings (such as "a with macron"), which I need to use frequently.

    Word Mac differs from Winword in that in Winword one can go to "Symbols," find the character desired, and program a shortcut command for that character. In Word Mac, the full font palette is not available under "symbols."

    Thus it seems my solution is to program in some AutoCorrect patterns. (For example, I would like to type ;a and have ;a be automatically replaced by ā. I don't want to have to go to the character palette each time I have to insert a diacritic mark.)

    So here's the situation: I go into AutoCorrect and follow all the steps, but even after I set up the "replace ___ with ____" formula, I come back to the document, and nothing happens when I enter the text-to-be-replaced.

    Is this a bug/issue in Mac Word 2008? Or is there something I am just missing here?

    Any other suggestions on more convenient access to Sanskrit diacritic markings?
  2. nadyne macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    Mountain View, CA USA
    I don't know the answer to your question, but I wanted to point you towards another resource where you might be able to get some help: Word:Mac product forum. Several Word experts hang out there and answer questions, and one of them might be able to give you a hand.


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