Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Printing a List of AutoCorrect Entries.

Printing a List of AutoCorrect Entries

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 24, 2014)

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The AutoCorrect feature in Word can be very helpful. There may be a time when you want to print a list of AutoCorrect entries, just so you are aware of what they are. There is no intrinsic command in Word to all the AutoCorrect entries like you can print AutoText entries. You can, however, use a macro to print your AutoCorrect entries:

Sub PrintAutoCorrect()
    Dim a As AutoCorrectEntry

    Selection.ParagraphFormat.TabStops.ClearAll
    Selection.ParagraphFormat.TabStops.Add Position:=72, _
      Alignment:=wdAlignTabLeft, Leader:=wdTabLeaderSpaces

    For Each a In Application.AutoCorrect.Entries
        Selection.TypeText a.Name & vbTab & a.Value & " " & vbCr
    Next
End Sub

Before running this macro, make sure that you start with a new document. The macro sets the tab stop in the current paragraph, and then "types" each AutoCorrect entry in the system. When it is through running (it is very fast), you can print the list and then discard the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9084) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing a List of AutoCorrect Entries.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2017-04-09 17:13:55

Christine Terp Madsen

This tip is exactly what I needed to transfer my long list of words to an auto-replace program that's not a Microsoft product. Thank you.


2016-12-21 21:29:02

Jorge Gutiérrez

Thanks a lot for this tip! It worked smoothly.


2014-05-27 09:31:03

Jennifer Thomas

Even better, export your autocorrect entries to a Word table (Get AutoCorrect2007.zip from http://jay-freedman.info).

With that, you can also easily update the list and import it to a new image or operating system without affecting your whole normal template.


2014-05-24 12:46:55

Karl Gregg

Hi Allen,
Here's a tiny tip about this tip.
To speed it up and reduce typing errors, I selected - copied and then pasted the macro into the macro creator in Word 2013.
I had to do a tiny bit of clean up (like End Sub was in twice and the macro had two names (mine and yours). After the clean-up I had 32 pages of AutoCorrect items.
Very productive, thank you!


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