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: Printing AutoCorrect Entries.

Printing AutoCorrect Entries

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 25, 2020)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Word provides a way to print just about everything related to your document, except (oddly enough) your AutoCorrect entries. If you want to print them, you are forced to use a macro to accomplish the task. The following macro will create a document, list all the AutoCorrect entries, and format it:

Sub PrintAutoCorrect()
    Dim ACE As AutoCorrectEntry
    
    Documents.Add
    For Each ACE In Application.AutoCorrect.Entries
        Selection.TypeText ACE.Name & vbTab & ACE.Value & vbCrLf
    Next

    With ActiveDocument.PageSetup
        .Orientation = wdOrientLandscape
        With .TextColumns
            .SetCount NumColumns:=3
            .EvenlySpaced = True
            .LineBetween = True
        End With
    End With
    ActiveDocument.Paragraphs.TabStops.ClearAll
    ActiveDocument.Paragraphs.TabStops.Add Position:=InchesToPoints(1.25)
    Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory
End Sub

When completed, you can print the document so you have a permanent record of your AutoCorrect entries.

Note:

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (837) 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: Printing AutoCorrect Entries.

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