Word has a nifty tool that allows the program to automatically fix commonly misspelled or mistyped words. But sometimes we use a certain abbreviation or a character string frequently and we don’t need it to be autocorrected. For example, we sometimes use HSA as an abbreviation for Health Savings Accounts. However, when we type HSA it automatically corrects to HAS.

Fortunately, Word is pretty cool and you can remove a particular AutoCorrect setting! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Select File, Options, Proofing, AutoCorrect Options
  2. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, enter in the word you want into the Replace box to find the unwanted correcting entry. In our example shown below we used HSA.
  3. Highlight the entry you want to remove, and click the delete button.