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Lesson 15. Using AutoCorrect and AutoText > 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, and you can create your own.

AutoCorrect text can be plain text that will take on the paragraph formatting at the location where it is inserted, or it can be formatted text that retains its original formatting. Here's how to create AutoCorrect entries:


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