Automatically replace abbreviations in Word via AutoCorrect

Automatically replace abbreviations in Word via AutoCorrect

Microsoft Word has a built-in abbreviation function that can facilitate the writing process, help you to write faster and escape spelling and grammar errors, while improving your text. In this article, we will explain to you how to automatically replace an abbreviation or alias with a particular word in Microsoft Word.

How to automatically replace abbreviations in Word using AutoCorrect option?

In the example below, if you type "CPU", it will be automatically replaced by "Central Processing Unit".

  • In the standard bar go to Tools.
  • Go to AutoCorrect Options.
  • Check the correction as you type.
  • In the Replace field, type: CPU (syntax does not matter).
  • In the With field, type: Central Processing Unit.
  • Click on the Add button and click OK.
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As from now on, when writing the text, if the word CPU is entered followed by a stroke on the space bar, it will be automatically replaced by: Central Processing Unit.

Note: These abbreviations are stored in the dictionary of Microsoft Office, and are available for any other Word document or Excel file on your computer. You can also create abbreviations for Excel.

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