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Tools AutoCorrect 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Figure 9-8. Controlling how Word formats items as you type Use Autocorrect for Quicker Typing AutoCorrect isn't just for corrections. If you'd rather not spell out a long name, create an abbreviation for it and type that in the Replace box. Then type the phrase or long name that should replace it in the With box. The AutoFormat As You Type Tab The first thing most people notice when they start typing in Word is that it does a lot of for- matting for them automatically. For example, a list beginning with an asterisk is automatically converted to a standard bulleted list. Use the AutoFormat As You Type tab (Figure 9-8) to change the automatic formatting Word applies. 1. Headings. This automatically applies heading styles (Heading1 - Heading9, or any custom style that starts with "heading") to headings typed in Outline view. 2. Borders. This applies character and paragraph border style. Type more than three hyphens (-), underscores (_), or equal signs (=) on a line and press enter to have Word apply a thin, thick, or double-line border style, respectively. 3. Tables. Create the top border for a table by typing a series of hyphens and plus signs, such as + -- -- -- + -- -- -- + -- -- -- +, on a blank line and pressing Enter. Word creates Tools Chapter 9:Tools | 255