In Word 2003, there used to be autotext which I set up whereby say I typed ysjs it would come out with Yours sincerely, John Smith. In word 2007 autotext is completely different and just does not do this so easily. I have to create an autotext shortcut which I have done and then add it in. When I want the ysjs I have to go up to the autotext box find it and click on it. Is there a way I can set it up so that when I automatically type ysjs it does what I want. I have tried under auto correct but you cannot put in carriage returns, or line spaces.
I agree with Covergirl apart from a slight change in the last part: “What you need now is a shortcut where you can highlight the required text and quickly bring up the Auto Correct Options so you can enter your desired shortcut . . .”
If you set Word up to replace text as you type, as soon as you enter ysjs it automatically fills in the full set of words. You may not want this to happen of course, but if you do, you need to get to the auto correct screen again.
Another way is to press the round button on the top left; then “Word options”; “Proofing”; Press “AutoCorrect options...”; and tick the box “Replace text as you type”.
Go into Word and type in Yours sincerely, John Smith including your carriage returns etc.
Highlight what you have just written (including carriage returns).
Press the Round button and all the other stuff until you get to “Auto correct options”. This time, you should see all your wording in the “with” section. Now type ysjs in the “Replace” side. It should now do what you want.