Do you often find yourself typing the same phrase over and
over again? For example, let’s say you work for the Southern Chesterfield
Regional High School District Board of Education. Just entering the name of
your employer can become quite time-consuming.

But you don’t have to manually type the entire name of your
organization each time you use it in a Microsoft Word document. Instead, you
can add it to Word’s list of AutoText entries, and you’ll never have to type
the entire name again.

Follow these steps:

  1. Type
    the name of your organization as you normally would.
  2. Select
    the text, and press [Alt][F3].
  3. Click
    OK in the Create AutoText dialog box.

The next time you begin typing the name, the rest of the
name will appear in a screen tip above the word you’re typing. Press [Enter],
and Word will fill in the rest.

If the screen tip doesn’t appear, make sure you’ve enabled
AutoComplete. Follow these steps:

  1. Go
    to Tools | AutoCorrect Options.
  2. On
    the AutoText Tab, select the Show AutoComplete Suggestions check box, and
    click OK.

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