Tip: Use AutoCorrect to Help Speed Up Your Typing!

If you would like to increase your words per minute, or are required to type long names, words like "Cognitor" that you have to stop and think about or repeat a certain word throughout your document, try the AutoCorrect Feature in Word.

The AutoCorrect feature allows you to set up typing shortcuts, so you only need to type in part of the word or a special code such as xyz and Word fills in the rest. For example, if I need to type Employee Retention Survey (referencing a project throughout your document), you can just type ers; then press the SPACEBAR, presto, Word does the rest.

To Use AutoCorrect Follow the Tip Below:

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect. Select the Replace text as you type check box.
  2. In the Replace box, type an abbreviation you will remember—for example, ers.
  3. In the With box, type the complete spelling of the word—for example, Employee Retention Survey.
  4. Click Add.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add additional terms, then click OK.

You can also use this tip to quickly type names, technical terms, or anything you want. Once you have added a new term to your AutoCorrect list, you can also use it in PowerPoint and Outlook—if you use Word as your default e-mail editor.

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