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Lesson 18. Saving Time with AutoCorrect ... > Defining an AutoCorrect Entry

Defining an AutoCorrect Entry

There are two parts to AutoCorrect. One part deals with capitalization errors, such as forgetting to capitalize the first letter of a sentence. The other deals with spelling errors and the addition of special symbols. Thus, AutoCorrect can automatically replace acn with can, and it can replace "- >" with an arrow symbol. Word has a number of default AutoCorrect entries—but you can also create your own.

Text that AutoCorrect inserts can be plain text that takes on the paragraph formatting at the location where it is inserted, or it can be formatted text that retains its original formatting. The following steps show you how to create AutoCorrect entries:


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