by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 27, 2019)
Steven was having a problem with AutoComplete. It seems that his company name changed, and that AutoComplete was still suggesting his old company name as he typed, rather than his new one. Based on how the AutoComplete feature works (see the previous tip), it can be safely assumed that the company names (old and new) must share at least the same first four letters.
To correct this situation, all you need to do is remember that AutoComplete works hand-in-hand with Word's AutoText feature. If you want to change the word being suggested by AutoComplete, all you need to do is change the entries stored in AutoText. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The AutoText tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.
If you want more than just the company name set up as an AutoText entry—for instance, you want to include a larger block of text, including things like a company slogan or address—then you will follow steps that a bit different. Follow these steps after you complete step 3, above.
Figure 2. The Create AutoText dialog box.
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