Have you ever been working in Microsoft Word or Outlook and wished you could save content you might want to use again later e.g. a header or a footer or a form letter?
Well its time then to get to know how to automatically insert text using autotext.
How to use Autotext in Word 2013?
- In your document, highlight the text that you want to reuse often.
- On the Insert tab, in the Text group:
– click the icon for Explore Quick Parts (Note if you have a wider screen the words Quick Parts show)
– click AutoText,
– click Save Selection to AutoText Gallery.
3. Fill out the information in the Create New Building Block dialog box.
(Most of the default values are fine.)
4. Change the Name to something short you will remember.
5. Click OK
5. In your Word document, add your saved autotext by either:
- Clicking on the Explore Quick Parts icon and clicking on your autotext from the gallery.
- Type into your Word document the name you gave your autotext and pressing F3 on your keyboard. (This pastes your specified autotext into your Word document).
A video on Microsoft Word’s Quick Parts
Here’s a 3 minute video from Jim Galloway’s Law Practice. (Note: Jim is using Word 2010).