Haven’t posted in a while as nothing has piqued my interest or compelled me to voice an opinion, until I saw this tweet from Amanda Blevins just recently:
This is something that has frustrated me since the day I joined VMware back in 2003! Occasionally I’ve gone searching for a solution and being just a general user, I’ve never managed (translated: bothered) to find a resolution. But today I decided to go and search for a remedy! Although it took a few Google searches and it appeared there was no way to do a change across Office for macOS, I’ve finally managed to change Word, Excel and Outlook – mission accomplished!
Yes, it’s a pain and yes, MSFT should just include VMware in its standard dictionary but until then, here’s my solution.
In Word and Excel it’s the same process:
>Tools >Autocorrect >Replace >Add
However, for Outlook it took me a little longer to discover a resolution, as adding VMware to the autocorrect dictionary did not work 🙁
>Preferences >Autocorrect >Uncheck correct two initial capitals
Bear in mind, I’m still using Office 2011 for macOS, so if you’re using a later version, the above may not be applicable. But I hope it might help a few folks that, like me, have been putting up with VMware being autocorrected to Vmware by Microsoft for too long!
(Irony: as I’ve made the changes as described above, when trying to type Vmware, Word autocorrected it! Hurrah, success)