If you’re like me and in school, or even typing for a blog like this one, then you know how tiring it can be to type an entire blog post and check it for grammatical errors. I will admit I make errors in grammar more than I would like to, but there are just some things that I don’t catch, or don’t look for just being lazy.

What we take for granted though is the fact that we have computers to type on. We have the power of technology to check our writing for us. Now, while no modern program is going to pick up on the smaller technical errors, they will pick up on the big nasty ones. That’s why this video is all about auto correct.

Besides just checking for spelling errors, it can also replace commonly mistyped things for you. An example would be typing “teh” instead of “the.” This is something I do all the time and auto¬† correct will fix it for you. As a matter of fact it even tried to fix it in here while I was purposely typing it. However, the possibilities don’t end here.

While auto correct is intended to be for grammar and spelling, it can also be used for efficiency. You can use it to change “1/2” into a proper fraction, or even something more like changing “[company name]” into the name of your company. Things like this can help out when you have commonly typed phrases or names that might be quite lengthy.

The video below will show you how to do this, and as always feel free to comment and ask questions. Stay tuned if you use MS Word instead of Apple’s Pages. The Word video will be up week after next.
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