Taken from Word 2000 Tips & Tricks

Speed Up Your Typing with AutoCorrect
From Lance LaMee, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

If you find yourself typing long words again and again, you should consider setting up typing shortcuts, so you only need to type in part of the word and Word fills in the rest. For example, if I need to type New Smyrna Beach (the town where I live), I just type NSB; then I press the SPACEBAR, Word automatically spells out all the words.

Here's how I set up this shortcut:

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect. Select the Replace text as you type check box.
  2. In the Replace box, type an abbreviation you will remember—for example, NSB.
  3. In the With box, type the complete spelling of the word—for example, New Smyrna Beach.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add additional terms, then click OK.
You can also use this tip to quickly type people's names, technical terms—anything you want. And once you add a term to your AutoCorrect list, it also works in PowerPoint and Outlook—if you use Word as your default e-mail editor.