Program Autocorrect

jmt356
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Program Autocorrect

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Is it possible to program Autocorrect to replace an entry, such as "Best regards," with the same entry followed by a break followed by additional text, such as:

"Best regards,
John Doe"
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JMT

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Leif
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Re: Program Autocorrect

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Yes, but I would recommend not using the same text in the replacement in case you want to use it without it being auto-corrected.

Create the text you want as the replacement and select it.

Options > Proofing > Autocorrect Options...

You should see the entry already there, and add (e.g.) "brg" as the text to be corrected. OK out.
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Unless, of course, you use "brg" as a regular word...
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HansV
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Re: Program Autocorrect

Post by HansV »

AutoCorrect can only replace single 'words', not phrases.
You might do the following:

Enter the complete text in a document:

Best regards,
John Doe

Select it, then select File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options...
Enter an abbreviation such as bregs in the Replace box.
Select 'Formatted text'.
Click Add, then OK your way out.

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P.S. when you exit Word, it may ask whether you want to save changes to Normal.dotm. Click Yes.
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Hans

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Re: Program Autocorrect

Post by jmt356 »

Hans, thanks. It worked.
Regards,

JMT