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Emacs Tip #3 -- Flyspell Auto Correct Word

flyspell-auto-correct-word, bound to C-. (control-period) in Emacs 22, replaces the last misspelled word with the closest match in the dictionary. Press it again and it picks the next closest match. Repeat until you find what you are looking for.

If you are using an older verison of emacs that doesn't have this binding predefined, simply add this to you .emacs file:

(global-set-key [(control .)] 'flyspell-auto-correct-word)
This is usually even faster than M-$, which shows all of the options for replacement.

Last modified on 13 May 2008 by AO

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