If you write all the time like me you will love this little trick. Well its not a trick, I am just using autocorrect in Microsoft Word to my advantage. I am going to show you how to make Word translate your text abbreviations you use into finished words. Yes, Word is going to finish or complete the words that I am going to write. Why would I want to write a word like abbreviations when I can simply put abb and then press the space bar. The finished word will appear for me.
How do you add text abbreviations to autocorrect in word 2007?
- Microsoft Word 2007. Press on the Office symbol in the left top corner.
- Go to the bottom and press on the Word Options button. See the screenshot below.
- Word options will appear. Choose Proofing from the left menu.
- Now press on the AutoCorrect Options button as in the screenshot below.
- The autocorrect options will appear. Go down to where it says replace.
- Under that type in the abbreviation you want to use when you are typing in Word. I have written yt in this area.
- Now move to the right side and enter the word that will appear when the abbreviation is typed. I have entered Youtube.
- Therefore when I type yt and then press the space bar the word Youtube will appear.
- Now press the add button.
- Keep entering more abbreviations and words to match. Press add after each one.
- Press ok when you are finished.
Examples of words I use shortcut abbreviations for when I am writing in Word 2007:
bec = because
th = therefore
som = sometimes
abb = abbreviation
tips4 = http://www.tips4pc.com
Adding words to autocorrect in Word 2007 is a valuable tool when you are constantly writing the same words all the time. Once you get used to the abbreviations you create, writing letters, story’s, or articles becomes a breeze.