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 AutoText Entries.

Printing AutoText Entries

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 16, 2011)


If you use the AutoText capabilities of Word, it is many times helpful to obtain a printout of your AutoText definitions. Word allows you to print such a list, which you can use as a reference. To print an AutoText list, follow these steps:

  1. Select Print from the File menu. Word displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Print dialog box.

  3. Using the Print What pull-down list, select AutoText Entries.
  4. Click on OK. The AutoText list is printed.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1651) 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 AutoText Entries.

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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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What is five less than 8?

2016-08-01 17:13:40

Brian Henderson

I'm trying to print out my AutoText and your instructions are not allowing me to print out my AutoText. I'm using Word 2010.

2013-08-12 18:37:03


Wowee, I just want to thank you for sharing this tool tip, I had no idea you could print out auto-text, goodness me, so wonderful, I'd been photographing all building block entries and then typing to see what the heck they are, what a nitwit I've been - also couldn't read preview too little really, was gonna buy magnifying glass, but no, not anymore. I can see them, I can see them all! Yay. Completely wonderful. Thanks, just printed it out. Yippee. Have a good day.

2011-11-12 12:50:59


How would you script this in VBA?

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