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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

How to Speed Up Your Typing with AutoCorrect in Microsoft Word

This is a tip to speed up your work. Do send me some feedback on whether you like these tips coming up on my blog and if they are useful?
If you find yourself typing long words again and again, it may be worth considering setting up typing shortcuts so you only need to type in part of the word and Word fills in the rest. For example, if you need to type "Business Intelligence" you could simply type BI and then press the SPACEBAR. Word then automatically completes the word/term.
  1. Open Word and on the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options... and select the Replace text as you type check box
  2. In the Replace box, type an abbreviation you will remember (e.g. BI)
  3. In the With box, type the complete spelling of the word (e.g. Business Intelligence)
  4. Click Add. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add additional terms, then click OK

You can also use this tip to quickly type people's names, technical terms and so on. And once you add a term to your AutoCorrect list, it also works in PowerPoint.