Use the Quick Parts Gallery in Word and Outlook to create, store, and find reusable pieces of content, including AutoText, document properties such as title and author, and fields.

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Open the Quick Parts gallery to use these items. In Word or Outlook, click Insert > Quick Parts.


AutoText is reusable content that you can store and access again and again. Click AutoText to access the AutoText gallery. You can save AutoText to the AutoText gallery by selecting the text you want to reuse, clicking AutoText, and then clicking Save Selection to AutoText Gallery. By filling in the new building block information you store the content you save to use again and again.

Document Property (Word only)

Click Document Property to choose from a list of properties that you can insert in your document. Fill in the document property box to create properties that travel with your document.

Field (Word only)

Use field codes to insert fields that can provide automatically updated information, such as the time, title, page numbers, and so on.

Building Blocks Organizer (Word only)

Click Building Blocks Organizer to preview all of the building blocks available to you in Word. You can also edit properties, delete, and insert buildings blocks.

Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery

Select a phrase, sentence, or other portion of your document. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Quick Parts, and then click Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery.

After you save a selection to the Quick Part Gallery, you can reuse the selection by clicking Quick Parts and choosing the selection from the gallery.

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