It will not automatically correct spelling. Instead it underlines bad words in red. How do I automatically correct spelling?
First confirm that AutoCorrect is set to operate while typing.
Format -> AutoCorrect -> While Typingshould be checked.
Tools -> AutoCorrect Options...,
Use replacement tableshould be checked in both the [M] (replace while modifying existing text) and [T] (autoformat/autocorrect while typing) columns.
Only words in the AutoCorrect replacement table will be changed as one types.
There are two ways to add words to the replacement table.
- From the
AutoCorrect.... On the
Replacetab, enter a misspelled word into the
Replacetext box, enter the correct spelling in the
Withbox, then press the
- When a word is underlined in red, right click on it, and select the correct spelling from the
AutoCorrectsubmenu. This will automatically place the misspelling and correct spelling in the AutoCorrect replacement table.
This answer is based on OpenOffice 4.1.10 and may or may not apply as given in earlier versions.