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 March 15, 2018)

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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.

Note:

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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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2018-08-30 18:06:13

José Antonio

Thank you. This was the fast and straight solution I was looking for.


2018-04-08 17:32:16

Adipatus

I have Word 2003. I inserted the module but nothing happened . It tells me to look on line for help on enabling macros.

I went to tools>macros>security, and set macro security to lowest possible. But still same messaje.

(see Figure 1 below)


Figure 1. 




2018-03-15 18:09:27

Derek Brown

It is possible to tweak the macro (as I have done, actually increasing the number of lines of code by an embarrassingly large multiple) so that it functions as a “what's the AutoCorrect trigger for [input]?” facility. This may not save a great deal of time, but it does jog my memory, which is particularly useful when I know I'm going to be typing the same word or expression again in the next while.

In my version, it is possible to type in as input only part of a word to save time, and also permits me to place a numeric character at the beginning or end to limit the search to AutoCorrect values which begin or end with what I have entered in the input box. If there is no value matching my input, it displays that input and gives me the opportunity to input something else and try again (I may have misspelled it) or type that input into the document I was working on (to save having to retype it if it happens to be the start of the value I was seeking).

The macro creates a new page to list the results, with line numbers (if I have entered only part of a word, there could be several or even many matching values) and displays the first (or only) hit as “selected”.

I can then, if the selected hit is the one I was seeking, press <Enter > to have the value typed in at the point where the cursor was when I ran the macro. Or I can type “X” + any trigger I want (whether it's on the screen or not), then press <Enter>. Or before pressing <Enter>, I can press “L” + the line number of the trigger I want. Or if I want to substitute another character(s) for the last character(s) of a selected trigger, I can type in a hyphen (or more) + the new character(s). Or I can type in “N” (for “new”) and start over. There are options for searching the results screen, for capitalizing or pluralizing the value when printed and so on. Or I can simply exit without making a choice. After I have exited or made a choice, the results page is deleted and cursor returns to where it originally was (and types in my choice, if I made one).

Since I often type a non-existent trigger(s) which is/are still on the screen when I run the macro, the macro will before typing in any chosen value check the previous typed characters and erase any “wrong” trigger(s), identified through a spell-check which the macro runs, deleting the misspelling(s).

Conversely, I have a macro which will tell me the trigger of the word the cursor is on (or selected characters, with the option of specifying whether they are at the beginning or end of a word, or treated as lower case).


2018-03-15 06:07:12

Surendera M. Bhanot

Good Utility!!
I have created many my own AutoCorrect entries and I put a Back slash after my entries so that those are unique to me. E,g,, sc\ stansd for "Hon'ble Supreme Court"!!

How to restore this list on some other computers at home or at works so that these AutoCorrect are availab;le to me universally!!

Thanks!!

Surendera M. Bhanot
bhanot1952@gmail.com


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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