If you commonly misspell certain words in Google Docs, you can add those to a special automatic substitution list. This is also good for phrases, text expansion, or any special characters you type often. In this video, author Jess Stratton shows you how to access the text substitution dialog box and how to add custom text to it.
- [Narrator] If you find yourself making…the same typing mistakes all the time,…or, you always type the same, long phrase,…and you'd like to be able to do it quickly,…you can use automatic text substitution…in Google Docs.…To get there, click Tools from the top menu…and choose Preferences.…It's going to open up a dialogue list.…Here you can choose to automatically…turn off certain features,…like to have Google Docs…automatically detect links and lists.…You may also see more options,…such as automatically capitalizing words.…
But you can also look at…the automatic substitution list.…Here you can see some default entries,…such as how it makes fractions look like real fractions,…and it changes other symbols into their real symbols.…But if you scroll all the way to the top,…you can put in your own text substitutions.…For example, I always mistype the word the.…I type t-e-h, so I'm going to have Google Docs…replace t-e-h with the correct spelling of the word.…
You can put in as many or as little as you'd like.…You can also put in a substitution phrase…
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