But if you want a special shortcut key for a particular entry, you can do that as well.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Create your AutoText entry as you always do.
- Click on File | Options to display the Word Options dialog box. In version 2007, click the Office button | Word Options.
- At the left of the dialog box, click Quick Access Toolbar or Customize in version 2007.
- Click the Customize button to display the Customize Keyboard dialog.
- Position your cursor in the Press New Shortcut Key box.
- Click the shortcut key you would like to use (i.e., Ctrl + H). That key combination is used to open Find and Replace but you can change that, or you can select another key combination.
- In the Categories list, scroll down and select AutoText. You will see the defined AutoText entries at the right side of the dialog box.
- In the list of autoText entries, choose the one you defined above.
- Click on Close to close the Customize Keyboard dialog.
- Click on Cancel to close the Word Options dialog.
You could, instead, create a macro for your text and then assign it a keyboard shortcut. It’s all about choices and the choices are all yours!
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