Using Auto Text & Auto Correct
AutoText offers a way to store and quickly insert text, graphics,
fields, tables, bookmarks, and other items that you use frequently.
Microsoft Word comes with a number of built-in AutoText entries that
are divided into different categories. For example, if you're
working on a letter, Word can offer letter-specific AutoText
entries, such as salutations and closings.
In addition, you can create your own AutoText/AutoCorrect
entries. This is useful if you often use the same large or complex
item and don't want to have to reinsert or retype it, or if you want
to store text that contains a particular style or format. For
example, if a student needs a header on his paper with the current
date, you can create an AutoText entry.
Create an AutoCorrect entry to store
and automatically insert text and graphics
Create a header text (with or without graphic) that you want
to store as an AutoCorrect entry. To store
paragraph formatting with the entry, include the paragraph mark
)in the selection. ¶
On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect.
Make sure the Replace text as you type check box is
In the Replace box, type a name for the AutoCorrect
entry (that is, the abbreviation or word that Microsoft Word
replaces automatically as you type).
Do one of the following:
To save the entry without its original formatting,
click Plain text.
To save the entry with its original formatting, click
When you're ready to automatically insert the AutoCorrect entry,
type the abbreviation followed by a space or other