This tip actually applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.
I am sure that you all know by now that you can right-click a misspelled word and a Context menu will appear giving you a choice of corrections for your typo. Unfortunately, you may not be a big fan of using your mouse to activate this feature, but still not be a fan of taking your hands off your keyboard either.
Luckily, there are two ways in which you can display the Context menu for your misspelled word. In both methods, you must make certain your cursor is somewhere in the misspelled word. Once you have made certain, you can use one of the methods below.
In all versions noted above except 2016:
- If you have one of the 104 key Windows Keyboards, click the right-click key. This is the key next to the CTRL key.
- Click Shift + F10.
Using either of the above methods will result in the Context menu being opened. You can then use the arrow keys to select one of the suggested spelling corrections.
Using the Enter key will make the correction for you.
If you do not see a correction to your liking, you can simply click your Esc key to close the Context menu.
I could not make either of the above methods work in Word 2016. You can, however, achieve the same result as above using a method that will work regardless of which version you are using.
- Place your cursor someplace before the misspelled work and click Alt + F7.
- This will automatically select the next misspelled word in your document and display the context menu with suggested corrections.
- Click Enter to make your correction.