How to Enable Auto Correct for Math in MS Word 2016

Microsoft Word provides a lot of auto-correct features to its users. To enhance the typing speed of the user, auto-correct is an essential feature of MS Word. Many of the MS Word users work on documents having numerous scientific equations.

This is a hectic task to add equation adder again and again. Luckily, MS Word has the Math Auto-correct feature that enables the MS Word to follow the syntax of the symbols outside of the equation adder. In this article, I will explain you how we can enable the auto correct feature for Microsoft Word 2016.

Enable Auto Correct for Math in MS Word 2016

Click on the Search icon on the taskbar and search for MS Word. Open the MS Word application.

Click on the black document on the home screen of MS Word.

In order to add a mathematical equation to your document, click on Insert and navigate to Equations.

An equation adder will appear on the MS Word page.

You can add an equation by using the syntax \symbol-name.

After completing the syntax, press Spacebar. It will automatically add the symbol to your document.

The problem arises when we try to follow the same syntax without using equation adder. MS Word is not supporting Math autocorrection.

To avoid this issue, click on the File option at the top left and click on the Options at the bottom left.

A Word Options window will open on your desktop. Click on proofing on the left side of the available options and then navigate to AutoCorrect Option on the right-hand side. Click on AutoCorrect Options.

An AutoCorrect window is visible now. Click on the Math AutoCorrect. Now check the option of Use Math Auto-correct rules outside of math regions. Click OK at the bottom to save the settings.

Now, write the mathematical symbol syntax again outside of the equation adder.  Press space, it will now add the mathematical symbol to your document without using equation adder.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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