Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Repeating Your Typing.

Repeating Your Typing

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 15, 2015)

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If you type a word, phrase, or other passage of text, you can use the F4 shortcut key to repeat the typing at another location in your document. This shortcut key must be used before you use any other Word command or type any other text. This tip is especially helpful when you want to repeat the insertion of a special symbol or you want to repeat some other action, such as searching for a word or phrase.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (23) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Repeating Your Typing.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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