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

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 12, 2013)

5

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.

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.

Author Bio

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. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Using the Style Area

The style area is an esoteric feature of Word that allows you to easily see the styles applied to the paragraphs in your ...

Discover More

Renaming a Workbook

Renaming a workbook from within Excel can seem daunting, but it is actually quite easy. All you need to do is use the Open ...

Discover More

Understanding Picas

Word can understand many different measurement units. One common unit understood by Word is the pica, described in this tip.

Discover More

The First and Last Word on Word! Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin puts his usual fun and friendly candor back to work to show you how to navigate Word 2013. Spend more time working and less time trying to figure it all out! Check out Word 2013 For Dummies today!

More WordTips (menu)

Misbehaving Leader Dots

Leader dots can be a great formatting "flourish" to use in your documents. If the leader dots don't print out correctly, ...

Discover More

Unwanted Lines on Printout

Do you have strange lines appearing at the corners of your printout? There are a number of reasons this could be happening, ...

Discover More

Collating Copies

If you are printing more than one copy of a multi-page document, it would be great if Word could print them in complete sets ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 8 - 2?

2016-09-10 14:27:58

Vicki

Please provide step-by-step on how to enter the macro, etc. I need help with this! Thanks.


2016-02-18 18:37:43

Hacene

Sorry, but this doesn't work well. All text containing rich text is losing all formatting and all special characters are incorrectly represented


2013-12-13 07:20:08

Katherine

Can you plesae tell me if there is a way and where to ENTER the above macro? I have never done this. Is it easy enough for a beginner?


2013-05-09 13:29:23

Terri

Wow...thank you so very much. I was using a pen and paper to write down the short cuts and them putting them in word to print. UGH. I really appreciate your help. OH...if I have diagram images that are in a word library...how can I ensure that all of them are the same size? I copy and paste them into home inspection reports. I do the right click and look at the sizing but some of them are still different even if I change the height and width. I dont know much more thant the basics. Maybe some of the images are not the same type of file extension to begin with. I dont know. Many thanks!!


2013-01-21 05:31:29

Anne Janssen

Dear Mr. Wyatt,

This tip was exactly what I was looking for - many thanks!!

However, I am working in Germany and my computer has both a German AutoCorrect list and an English one. When I apply your macro, I get the list of the German entries.

How can I adapt the macro so that the English list is printed instead? Most grateful for any help you can give!

A. Janssen


This Site

Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.