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8. Forms and Fields > 76. Use Custom Shortcut Menus to Make Frequent Selections

Use Custom Shortcut Menus to Make Frequent Selections

Use an AUTOTEXTLIST field to create a drop-down list you can right-click at any spot in a document.

If you regularly choose from a list of words, such as the names of staff members, you can use an AUTOTEXTLIST field to insert a drop-down list into your document, as shown in Figure 8-10.

Choosing among entries in an AUTOTEXTLIST field
Figure 8-10. Choosing among entries in an AUTOTEXTLIST field

The following example shows you how to create the list shown in Figure 8-10.

First, create a new, blank document. You’ll need a new paragraph style for grouping your entries. Select FormatStyles and Formatting (or FormatStyle, depending on your version of Word), click the New Style button, and make a new style named Staff, as shown in Figure 8-11. To make this list available in all your documents, check the “Add to template” box.


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