Setting auto-correction options

You can use the AutoCorrect feature to correct typos and misspelled words, as well as to insert symbols and other pieces of text. AutoCorrect is set up by default with a list of typical misspellings and symbols, but you can modify the list that AutoCorrect uses.

If you want to disable configured AutoCorrect option for the Desktop App, use the Spell Checking tab of the Options window (Tools > Options). For details, see Enabling or disabling real-time spell checking and automatic correction.

AutoCorrect Options window

The AutoCorrect Options window allows you to configure more specific options for the auto-correction.

To access this window, right-click a misspelled word (the word with red underlining) and choose AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options from the pop-up menu.

Capitalize section - allows you to choose the options for the common capitalization mistakes correction.

Check box What you type (examples) Auto-correction (examples)

Correct TWo INitial CApitals

UNable to access network!

Unable to access network!

Capitalize first letter of sentences

intranet appears to be down.

Intranet appears to be down.

Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key

aLLOY dISCOVERY

Network Inventory

Disable Caps Lock - automatically turns off the Caps Lock key, if it was accidentally turned on. Applies only when the Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key is selected.

Exceptions - allows you to define exceptions for capitalization correction rules for typing abbreviations and words requiring TWo ITitial CApital LEtters.

Replace text as you type section - allows you to configure automatic text replacement.

Active - enables automatic text replacement.

When you right-click a misspelled word and choose AutoCorrect > [Suggestion] from the pop-up menu, the selected suggestion is added to the list of auto-replacements. You can configure auto-replacements as follows:

ClosedTo add an auto-replacement:

  • Using the Replace and With fields, type a replacement and click Add.

ClosedTo modify a replacement:

  • Select a replacement, change it as needed, and click Replace.

ClosedTo remove a replacement:

  • Select a replacement and click Delete.

NOTE:Alloy Navigator Express stores lists of auto-replacements individually for each user.

Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker - enables the spell checker to automatically replace misspelled words if only one suggestion is available.