by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 30, 2013)
Word includes a laborsaving feature that allows you to easily expand the text you are typing; this is referred to as AutoText. Text that you frequently type (or graphics) can be saved under a mnemonic name that is then used to refer to the text (or graphic) in the future. When you later type the name, or even part of the name, Word displays a "tip" that offers to replace what you are typing with the AutoText entry. Press F3 or Tab and the replacement is made.
To enable or disable the AutoText feature, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The AutoText tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.
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