The AutoText tool in Word can help speed up your work by automatically inserting pieces of text and images. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1
To create an AutoText entry, type and then select the text to save and choose Insert > AutoText > New, type the name for the entry and click Ok. You can also do the same thing with images inserted into a document and create an AutoText entry from one.

Step 2
To later use a saved AutoText entry, type the name of the entry. When you have typed sufficient letters to uniquely identify the entry (at least four), Word will prompt you with the AutoText name. Press Enter to insert the AutoText entry. You can also type the name and press F3 or select the entry by choosing Insert, AutoText, AutoText and choose it from the dialog.

tomorrow… how to create your own groups in AutoText to organize entries.

Helen Bradley