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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Using AutoCorrect to Automate Documents

No doubt you've seen the result of AutoCorrect when you type a word like teh and it comes up the. Don't take AutoCorrect's name too literally. Yes, it's true that AutoCorrect watches over you, correcting typos in Outlook or Word—for example, type isn;t and AutoCorrect converts it to isn't. But it does much more:

  • AutoCorrect also works in Excel, PowerPoint, and Access—surprisingly, however, it doesn't work in FrontPage. Entries in one application work in all the others (with one exception discussed later in this section); if you tell Access to change mouses into mice, the correction applies in all other Office applications.

  • You can create your own AutoCorrect entries to supercharge your typing—say, changing ...

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