Rename an AutoText Entry in MS Word

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There may come a time when you would like to rename an AutoText entry for one reason or another, but how to do this?

Well, there are a couple of ways to do this. Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • Insert the AutoText entry in a document.  
  • Select the information that you inserted.
  • Create a new AutoText entry using the new name.  
  • Delete the old AuoText entry.

As I said, there are a couple of ways to do this and it only applies to a version of MS Word prior to version 2007. You can follow the steps below for that method:

  • Start the Organizer.  
  • Make sure the AutoText tab is selected.  
  • Use the drop-down lists on either the right or left side of the dialog box to indicate the template or document whose AutoText entries you would like to rename.  
  • If you cannot locate the template or document using the drop-down lists, click on the Close button on one side to free up an area.
  • You can then click on the Open button to locate and open the template or document you are looking for.

Follow the steps below for the latest version of MS Word -- 2007:

  • Click the Office button.  
  • MS Word will then display the Word Options dialog box.  
  • Click Display on the left side of the dialog box.  
  • Be sure that the Document Properties check box has a check mark in it.  
  • Click on OK.

I know you will find this tip very helpful.

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