How do I turn on autocorrect on Google Docs?

Answered by Cody Janus

To turn on autocorrect in Google Docs, you’ll want to follow these simple steps. First, look for the “Tools” option in the main toolbar at the top of your Google Docs document. Once you’ve found it, go ahead and click on it. This will open a drop-down menu with several options. Look for “Preferences” in this menu and click on it.

After clicking on “Preferences,” a new window will appear with different settings and options. You’ll want to find the “Substitutions” tab in this window and click on it. This is where you’ll find the autocorrect options for Google Docs.

Once you’re in the “Substitutions” tab, you’ll see a list of available autocorrect options. These options include automatically capitalizing the first letter of a sentence, replacing straight quotes with smart quotes, and correcting common misspellings. You can enable or disable these options by simply checking or unchecking the boxes next to them.

For example, let’s say you want Google Docs to automatically correct common misspellings for you. All you have to do is find the option that says “Automatically correct spelling mistakes” and check the box next to it. This will enable autocorrect for spelling errors in your document.

Additionally, you may notice that there is a button labeled “Add custom substitution” in the “Substitutions” tab. This allows you to create your own custom autocorrect rules. For example, if you frequently mistype a certain word, you can add a substitution that will automatically correct it for you.

Once you’ve made all the desired changes to your autocorrect settings, simply click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window to save your preferences. From then on, Google Docs will automatically apply the autocorrect rules you’ve chosen as you type.

It’s worth noting that autocorrect can be a helpful tool, but it’s not perfect. It’s always a good idea to proofread your work and double-check for any mistakes that may have slipped through the autocorrect feature.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you turn on autocorrect in Google Docs!