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.
- 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 right1) of the AutoText dialog box and select New (text only) from the menu.
- Click Close to return to your document.
To insert AutoText, type the shortcut and press F3.
||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.