Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Deleting an AutoText Entry.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 22, 2020)
AutoText has long been a powerful tool in Word. There are several reasons why you would want to remove an AutoText entry you previously created. The biggest reason is that you just don't need the entry any more. For instance, you may have defined a group of AutoText entries for a particular job you were doing. When the job is over, it is best to remove the AutoText entries.
You can remove AutoText entries by using the Building Block Organizer. (AutoText entries are considered one of several "building blocks" that can be created in Word.) To remove AutoText entries, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Building Blocks Organizer.
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