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# Select '''Edit > AutoText''' (or press ''Control+F3'').
 
# Select '''Edit > AutoText''' (or press ''Control+F3'').
 
# Enter a name for your shortcut. Writer will suggest a one-letter shortcut, which you can change.
 
# Enter a name for your shortcut. Writer will suggest a one-letter shortcut, which you can change.
# Click the '''AutoText''' button on the right1) of the AutoText dialog box and select '''New (text only)''' from the menu.
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# Click the '''AutoText''' button on the right of the AutoText dialog box and select '''New (text only)''' from the menu.
 
# Click '''Close''' to return to your document.
 
# Click '''Close''' to return to your document.
  
To insert AutoText, type the shortcut and press F3.
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To insert AutoText, type the shortcut and press ''F3''.
  
{{Documentation/Tip|If the only option under the AutoText button is '''Import''', either you have not entered a name for your AutoText or there is no text selected in the document.}}
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{{Tip|If the only option under the AutoText button is '''Import''', either you have not entered a name for your AutoText or there is no text selected in the document.}}
  
 
AutoText is especially powerful when assigned to fields. See [[Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/Writer Guide/Working with Fields|Chapter 14]] (Working with Fields) for more information.
 
AutoText is especially powerful when assigned to fields. See [[Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/Writer Guide/Working with Fields|Chapter 14]] (Working with Fields) for more information.

Latest revision as of 21:22, 14 July 2018


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:

  1. Type the text into your document.
  2. Select the text.
  3. Select Edit > AutoText (or press Control+F3).
  4. Enter a name for your shortcut. Writer will suggest a one-letter shortcut, which you can change.
  5. Click the AutoText button on the right of the AutoText dialog box and select New (text only) from the menu.
  6. Click Close to return to your document.

To insert AutoText, type the shortcut and press F3.

Tip.png If the only option under the AutoText button is Import, either you have not entered a name for your AutoText or there is no text selected in the document.


AutoText is especially powerful when assigned to fields. See Chapter 14 (Working with Fields) for more information.


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