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

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Entering Text and Graphics Automatically with AutoText and AutoCorrect

Word has two main features for entering text and graphics automatically: AutoText (the older feature that's available only in Word) and AutoCorrect (newer, and available throughout Office).

→ To learn how to speed up repetitive text entry, see "Using AutoCorrect to Automate Documents".

When you type an AutoCorrect entry followed by the Spacebar, Enter key, or any punctuation mark, Word swaps out the text you've typed and replaces it with the indicated text (and graphics) in the entry. For example, you can set up an AutoCorrect entry to change tpfp into "the Party of the First Part." You see no warning that the change will take place; it just happens.

On the other hand, when ...

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