by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 31, 2015)
David would like his company name, when typed into a document, to always appear in bold and a color. He wonders if there is an easy way to do that.
There are actually two easy ways to handle this need. The first is to define a Building Block. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Create New Building Block dialog box.
To later use the Building Block entry, all you need to do is type the mnemonic you specified in step 4 and then press the F3 key.
The second technique is to create an AutoCorrect entry for your company name. Just follow these steps:
Figure 2. The AutoCorrect dialog box.
Now, anytime you type the initials of your company (what you entered in step 7) and press either the Spacebar or type some type of punctuation, Word replaces those initials with the formatted company name.
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