Designing Input Format Standards : Designing Microsoft Word Templates and Standards : AutoText, AutoCorrect, and User-Defined Hotkeys
 
AutoText, AutoCorrect, and User-Defined Hotkeys
Autotext improves consistency and efficiency for your writing team. Writers can quickly create items, such as tables and lists, with the correct styles applied by default. You can create autotext for many common items:
*2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-column tables
*Checklists
*Notes, tips, cautions, and warnings
*Cross reference introductory phrases, such as For more information, see
*New chapters and standard topics, such as tasks or command reference topics
AutoCorrect allows you to automatically fix common typing mistakes, including two capital letters in a row and misspelled words. You can also use autocorrect to define some shorthand character sequences that automatically insert longer common phrases. For example, you can define acl to be replaced with access control list. When you type acl and a space, Microsoft Word changes it to access control list.
Microsoft Word also allows you to define hot keys for common tasks, such as applying a style, inserting autotext, or running a macro. With hotkeys, autotext, and autocorrect, you can create content more efficiently.