AutoText allows you to assign text, tables, graphics, and other items to a key combination. For example, rather than typing "Senior Management", you just have to type "sm" and press F3. Or you can save a formatted Tip (like the one on this page) as AutoText and then insert a copy by typing "tip" and pressing F3.
To assign some text to an AutoText shortcut:
- Type the text into your document.
- Select the text so it is highlighted.
- Select Edit > AutoText (or press Control+F3).
- Enter a name for your shortcut. Writer will suggest a one-letter shortcut, which you can change.
- Click the AutoText button on the right and select New (text only) from the menu.
- Click Close to return to your document.
AutoText is especially powerful when assigned to fields. See Chapter 14 (Working with Fields) for more information.
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