How to enable the Developer tab in Word?

The Developer tab needs to be enabled in the Ribbon if you want to use the ActiveX controls, record Macros, code in Visual Basic, write XML commands, run macros, enforce document protection, etc. in Word. By default, the Developer tab is not made available in the Ribbon. You can enable it from Word Options.

In Word 2007

  1. Click the Office button and then click the Word Options button from the bottom of the drop-down list. The Word Options dialog box appears.
  2. From the Word Options dialog box, click the category Popular from the category list pane on the left hand side.
  3. On the right hand side, under the section heading “Top options for working with Word section”, select the check box for the option “Show developer tab in the ribbon”.
  4. Click OK.

In Word 2010

  1. Click the File tab. A drop-down list appears.
  2. From the drop-down list, click Options. The Word Options dialog box appears.
  3. On the dialog box, click category Customize Ribbon from the category list.
  4. On the right-hand-side pane, under Main Tabs, select the Developer check box.


How to delete an entry from AutoCorrect?

To display the AutoCorrect dialog box, press Alt + T + A or click AutoCorrect from the Quick Access Toolbar. Word displays the AutoCorrect dialog box.

NoteIf AutoCorrect is not available in your Quick Access Toolbar, read the following article to add AutoCorrect to your Quick Access Toolbar.

On the AutoCorrect dialog box, in the Replace field, type the entry that you want to delete.


Select the entry and then click the Delete button. You are done.